Monday, April 20, 2009


Brevard sits one stroke back in the SAC Men's Tournament

Etowah, N.C. Chris White had an up-and-down second round, carding a 69 on a round in which he recorded nine birdies and five bogies to put Brevard College in second after the first day of the 2009 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Men’s Golf Championship played at the Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort.

Four Tornados finished among the top 20, leading Brevard to sit at 587 after two rounds of play, one stroke behind tournament leader Carson-Newman.

White is in fourth place after day one at even par. Freshman Bret McGaughey, who recorded a first round 70, sits two strokes back in a tie for eighth with Cory Barlett (LMU) at 146. Joshua Davis is tied for 13th with a 148 and Thomas Bush rounds out the Tornados in the top 20 with a first day total of 149, good for a tie for 17th.

All-SAC member Grant Carnie is remaining member of the top five Coach David Nelson sent to the tournament. Carnie currently sits in a tie for 32nd with a 157 after day one.

SAC Player of the Year Chase Carroll of Tusculum leads after two rounds with 69-71=140 (-4).  Carroll, who won the 2007 SAC Tournament, is in quest of his third individual title this season.

Carroll holds a two-shot lead over Mars Hill’s Josh Spradling, who fired a two-under par 71-71=142.  Defending SAC Tournament medalist Ben Lown of Newberry, is three shots out of the lead with his 72-71=143 (-1).  Brevard’s Chris White, fired a three-under par 69 in Monday’s second round and is in fourth place.  C-N’s Brad Robinson and Liam Ashby are in a three-way tie for fifth place with David Crawford of Wingate at 145 (+1).  Lincoln Memorial’s Cory Bartlett and Bret McGaughey of Brevard are tied for eighth at 146, while the trio of Chad Skinner (Mars Hill), Eric Kennedy (LMU) and John Palermo (Wingate) are tied for 10th place at 147.

The final round of the 54-hole championship will be held Tuesday morning at the par 72, 6,796-yard layout.