Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Campobello, S.C. – The Brevard College men’s golf team shot a school record one round combined team score of 286, two under par, on Tuesday to win the SMC Invitational by 15 strokes.

The win is the second tournament this fall that the Tornados have won, with the first coming back on September 14-15 at the Glenn Cannon Fall Invitational.

As a team the Tornados turned in the two lowest rounds of the tournament, as BC shot a low round of 296, +8, on Monday to place them in a first-place tie with Walters State JC after one day of play.

The Tornados responded with a school record combined team low round score of 286, -2, to pull away from the field and shoot a two day score of 582, +6 to give them the win at the SMC Invitational.

For the second straight tournament, junior Grant Carnie turned in a top-five performance to be named to the All-Tournament team.  Carnie, who carded two rounds of 72, even par, finished the event in third-place overall with a two round combined score of 144, even par.

The other four members of the Brevard College “A” team all finished in a six-way tie for 10th-place overall.  Senior Myles Johnston highlighted the group, as he turned in a second round tournament low score of 68, four under par, to finish the tournament with a score of 150, +6.  Johnston’s second round 68 was not only the low score of the tournament, but also set a new Brevard College record for the lowest round in tournament play.

Junior Thomas Bush carded rounds of 70 and 80 to finish with a 150, +6, while freshmen Joshua Davis and Bret McGaughey also carded two-round combined scores of 150, +6 to place in 10th-place overall.

The Brevard College “B” team played well, as the Tornados turned in rounds of 304 and 323 to finish with a tournament score of 627, +51, placing them in eighth-place overall.

Senior Craig Galloway finished in 16th-place overall, shooting rounds of 74 and 78 to finish with a 152, +8, for the event, placing him just outside of the top-10.

Freshman Thomas Rennie carded rounds of 77 and 79 to finish the two-day event with a combined score of 156, +12, good enough for 27th-place overall, while senior Chris White turned in a 158, +14, to place in a three-way tie for 32nd overall.

Rounding out the scoring for the Tornados was freshman Joshua Nelson, who carded a 161, +17, and sophomore Jesse Merritt, who shot a 191, +47 for the tournament.

The Brevard College Tornados will have a week off before they hit the links again on October 20-21 when they will compete in the LMU Fall Invitational hosted by Lincoln Memorial University in Tazewell, Tenn.


Complete Tournament Results