March 26, 2017
Burton Grabs Top Five Finish After Final Round 68 at Tusculum Inv.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba shot a final round 288 to climb up for a sixth-place finish at the Tusculum Invitational Men’s Golf Tournament. The 18-team tournament concluded on Sunday at the 6,763-yard, par-71 Link Hills Country Club.
Trey Burton (Hickory, N.C./Newton-Conover) fired a career-low 68 in leading the Catawba Indians on day two. His 142 total placed him in a tie for fifth overall. Wes Cline (Thomasville, N.C./E. Davidson) carded a 71 in round two and was 20th with a 147 total. He was joined in 20th by Jesse Vensel (West Alexander, Pa./McGuffey/Pfeiffer), who played as an individual and shot a season best 70 in Sunday’s round.
Luis Vega, of Brevard, took medalist honors, winning a scorecard playoff with Adam Lumley, of Mars Hill. They both shot identical rounds of 71 and 67 to tie on a 138 total.
Host Tusculum won by four shots over Brevard for the team title. The Pioneers had rounds of 285 and 284 for a 569 score to hold off Brevard who enjoyed the best round of the tournament with Sunday’s 282. Catawba finished with a 588 total.
Catawba will travel to Loudon, Tenn., on April 3-4 for the Tennessee River Rumble in its final tune up before the South Atlantic Conference Championships.
1. Tusculum 285-284=569
2. Brevard 291-282=573
3. Northwestern Ohio 291-290=581
4. Tennessee Wesleyan 297-288=585
5. Spartanburg Methodist 290-296=586
6. CATAWBA 300-288=588
7. Walters State 298-291=589
8. Mars Hill 296-303=599
9. Brevard (B) 303-300=603
10. Lincoln Memorial (B) 309-301=610
11. Union 311-301=612
12. Northwestern Ohio (B) 306-307=613
13. Emory & Henry 302-312=614
14. Bluefield St. 317-310=627
15t. Northwestern Ohio (C) 319-313=632
15t. Cape Fear CC 318-314=632
17. UVA Wise 322-322=644
18. Tusculum (B) 335-321=656
20. Jesse Vensel, 77-70=147
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