Vega finishes seventh overall at Hummingbird Intercollegiate

SAPPHIRE, N.C. – Senior Luis Vega (Madrid, Spain) carded back-to-back rounds of 72, for a two-over par seventh-place performance, as the Brevard College Men’s Golf team wrapped up their 2016 fall campaign with a sixth-place showing at The Hummingbird Intercollegiate.

Brevard finished top out of the competing Division II schools, in a top loaded Division I tournament. Western Carolina took home the tournament title with a two day tally of 558, 10-under par, beating out Eastern Kentucky and Elon, by over 20 strokes for the top honors. South Carolina Beaufort, finished as the top non-division I opponent, as the NAIA affiliate carded rounds of 300 and 291 for a 591, 23-over par performance.

Western Carolina’s Dylan MacQueen took home the tournament’s top honor, carding a two-day tally of 134, eight-under par, while teammate Jackson Bishop finished second over with a 137, five-under par performance. Vega concluded his final fall tournament as a member of the blue and white with a share of seventh-place, carding consecutive one-over par rounds of 72. Sophomore Steffen Heckele (Oberndorf, Germany) finished tied for 17th-overall, posting cards of 69 and 78 for a 147, five-over par showing.

Seniors Paul Calac (Valley Center, Calif) and Oskar Lundgren (Umea, Sweden) rounded out the Tornados top-four posting scores with totals of 156 and 157, respectively. Additionally, senior Chris Fry (Penrose, N.C.) who competed in his first tournament as part of the varsity roster, turned Sapphire Valley for a two-day total of 159, while fellow senior Sebastian Strehl (Asperg, Germany), who competed in the intercollegiate as an individual completed his two day showing with a 160.

The Tornados will return to the links this coming spring as they close out their 2016-17 season beginning in February, when they travel to Kiawah Island, S.C. for the second time this year, as they join the field for the Newberry College Invitational on February 20-21.

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