Tornados show improvements on final day of SAC ChampionshipApril 19, 2016
ETOWAH, N.C. – Brevard College’s men’s golf team concluded play in the 2016 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday, posting a 298 team score to finish the 54 hole competition with 903. Brevard was the only team in the field to not have a single player finish a round in the 80’s.
Sebastian Strehl was the lone BC player to finish in the top-20 individually, ending play with a 224 overall score after posting a 76 on day three. The 224 final score is his career-low in a three-round event for the junior.
Brevard struggles on the front nine, with Paul Calac finishing as the only player to post an even par on the half for the royal blue and white. The junior was at his best on par-five holes, birdieing on all four of them in the round including the final hole of both halves. His 73 score on the day was a team-low and gave him a 229 final tally.
Luis Vega ended the day two-over par at 74 to finish the competition with the second-lowest BC score at 225. Vega recorded two of his three birdies on holes 16 and 17 to end the back-nine with a one-under par mark.
Oskar Lundgren finished behind Vega with a 75 score to finish the competition with a 226 tally. At the conclusion of the SAC Championship, the junior’s 73.4 season scoring average is the lowest in Brevard’s NCAA-era.
Craig Stephen rounded out the team with a 76 score through the third round and a 231 final mark. On the 16th hole, a 524 yard par-five, the sophomore recorded an eagle and was the only player in the field to do it on that hole in the final round.
Lincoln Memorial University won the championship, and the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division II field, with a team score of 15 over par. Carson-Newman finished close behind with an 18 over-par tally, followed by Coker who ended play 26 over par.
Individually, Will Bundy of Coker finished first with a 217 final score. Brad Hawkins of Tusculum and Nick Kennedy of Carson-Newman both shot 70’s in the final round to finish tied for second with Jon Noble of Queens with a 218 tally.