Etowah, N.C. - Weather shortened the Independent Collegiate Invitational as two days of constant rain forced several holes to become unplayable, canceling the final day of the tournament.
As a result, Brevard College took home the team trophy as tournament champions, shooting a 291 to finish three strokes ahead of Barton College. Individually, Western Carolina’s Rylan Lanham took home medalist honors, carding a 3-under, 69 for the tournament.
Host Brevard had two members receive All-Tournament honors in Grant Carnie and Bret McGaughey as the pair each carded a 70, 2-under. Matthew Barnes of Birmingham Southern and Jonathan Burke of Barton were also named to the All-Tournament team with scores of 71, 1-under par.
The Etowah Valley Country Club, home to the Independent Collegiate Invitational, is host to the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s and Women’s Golf Tournaments on April 20-21.
Brevard College, 291, +3
Barton College, 294, +6
Carson-Newman College, 298, +10
Wingate University, 301, +13
University of Montevallo, 302, +14
Rylan Lanham, WCU, 69, -3 (Medalist)
Grant Carnie, Brevard, 70, -2
Bret McGaughey, Brevard, 70, -2
Jonathan Burke, Barton, 71, -1
Matthew Barnes, BSC, 71, -1
First Day Results
Etowah, N.C. - The weather was overcast and scattered showers damped the course at the Etowah Valley Country Club as 86 golfers representing 15 colleges and universities teed off for the first round of the Independent Collegiate Invitational. Rylan Lanham led the entire field on day one, shooting a first round 69, 3-under.
Grant Carnie and Bret McGaughey each shot a 70 to tie for second after day one, leading the host Brevard College Tornados to a 291, three strokes ahead of Barton College for the overall first round team lead.
Matthew Barnes (Birmingham Southern) and Jonathan Burke (Barton) also were under par after the first round, with both carding a 71, 1-under.
Carson-Newman College, led by Brad Robinson’s first round 73, sits in third at 298. Wingate, 301, and the University of Montevallo, 302, complete the top five teams after day one.
Joshua Davis carded a first round 74, 2-over, for Brevard. Thomas Bush, 77, 5-over, and Thomas Rennie, 79, 7-over also turned in first round scores to help the Tornados take the first round overall lead.
Individually, Brevard has four golfers in the tournament. Chris White is tied for 10th at 74, 2-over. Craig Galloway, 77, and Myles Johnston, 78, sit within a stoke of each other and Mike Jones finished the first round carding a 96.
Weather permitting, the second round of the Independent Collegiate Invitational will begin at 8 a.m.