Pfeiffer men’s golf wins JWU Spring Invitational

Published 7:06 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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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 has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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