Pfeiffer men’s golf wins JWU Spring Invitational

Published 7:06 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Pfeiffer University men’s golf team swept the top-three places en route to winning their third-straight event in the rain-shortened JWU Spring Invitational played at the par 71, 6,809-yard Emerald Lakes Golf Club in Matthews.

Pfeiffer sophomore Kevin Burris (Norwood) won his third-straight individual title by shooting a 4-under 67. Freshman teammate Elijah Todd (Roebuck, S.C.) finished second with a two-over par 72 while senior Pedro Torres (Guayquil, Ecuador) claimed third with a three-over par 74.

Pfeiffer won the event in the team standing, their third this season. The Falcons managed a 295 (+11) finishing 11 strokes ahead of Southern Virginia.

Currently, Pfeiffer stands 17th nationally in the latest NCAA Division III GolfStat rankings. Burris is currently ranked ninth nationally with a 69.16 scoring average.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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