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Burton Grabs Top Five Finish After Final Round 68 at Tusculum Inv.

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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.

TUSCULUM INVITATIONAL
 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

Catawba finishers
5. Trey Burton, 74-68=142
20. Wes Cline, 76-71=147
43. Tyler Mulkey, 77-75=152
47. Jordan Taylor, 73-80=153
63. Mack Sheppard, 83-74=157

Individuals
20. Jesse Vensel, 77-70=147

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