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Burton Shoots 2-Under 70 on Final Day of UNG Fall Inv.

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DAHLONEGA, Ga. -- Lee University held on to its lead after two rounds to win the North Georgia Fall Invitational men's golf tournament by four strokes over Carson-Newman.  Catawba shot its best total of the three rounds at the 6,967-yard, Par-72 Achasta Golf Club on Tuesday, but ended up in 17th.

Lee finished with an 836 total and Carson-Newman, who shot the best round of 277 in the final round, could only trim one shot off of Lee’s overnight lead.  Catawba had a 295 score on Tuesday and finished with a 909 total.

Freshman Trey Burton (Hickory, N.C./Newton-Conover HS) shot a two-under-par 70 on Tuesday and led Catawba with his 53rd place finish and a three-round total of 223.  Jeb Bennett (Lexington, S.C./River Bluff HS) and Jordan Taylor (Troy, N.C./W. Montgomery HS/Campbell) tied for 68th with scores of 228.  Taylor shot even-par 72 on Tuesday.  Andrew Hall, of Carson-Newman, took medalist honors as he shot a 14-under-par total of 202 and won by four shots.


NORTH GEORGIA FALL INVITATIONAL
Fin.     Scores
 1. Lee 284-274-278=836
 2. Carson-Newman 283-280-277=840
 3. West Georgia 285-279-283=847
 4. Georgia Southwestern 284-285-280=849
 5. Young Harris 291-285-284=860
 6. Columbus State 286-285-292=863
 7. Newberry 290-290-288=868
 8. Montevallo 293-291-287=871
 9. Lander 291-293-289=872
10. Clayton State 292-293-294=879
11. Palm Beach Atlantic 299-292-292=883
12. Georgia College 300-288-300=888
13. Shorter 300-305-299=904
14t. Coker 312-305-289=906
14t. North Georgia 304-301-301=906
16. West Alabama 297-302-309=908
17. CATAWBA 300-314-295=909

Catawba finishers
53. Trey Burton, 75-78-70=223
68. Jeb Bennett, 75-76-77=228
68. Jordan Taylor, 75-81-72=228
81. Ryan Szalay, 75-81-76=232
89. Wes Cline, 81-79-86=246

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