Thomas ties for seventh at TNU
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thomas ties for seventh at TNU
Dustin Thomas tied for seventh with a two-day score of four-over par 146 at the Trevecca Spring Invitational. (Credit Chuck Thompson)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Dustin Thomas shot a three-over par 74 and tied for seventh overall Tuesday, leading the Cumberland men’s golf team at the Second Annual Trevecca Spring Invitational at Old Hickory Country Club in Old Hickory, Tenn.

Thomas was the only Bulldog in the Top 10 after shooting a two-day score of four-over par 146 for his fifth Top 10 finish of the season. The Cookeville, Tenn., native was four shots behind the leaders, Union University’s Brett Barry and Milligan College’s Kody Fawcett. Barry won individual medalist honors with a par on the first playoff hole.

Junior Guy Nardo tied for 12th after shooting a second-round 77, while senior Austin Whitmer and sophomore Caleb Evans both tied for 22nd. Whitmer carded a five-over par 76 on Tuesday and Evans posted a four-over 75. Freshman Austin Garrett also shot 75 and tied for 27th. Evans and Garrett were both playing as individuals in the tournament.

Junior Paul Vaughan carded a second-round 77, tying for 41st, and sophomore Ryan Gammons tied for 45th.

Cumberland plays this Friday and Saturday in a Match Play event at Windtree Golf Club in Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

1. Milligan College 286-294=580 +12
2. Trevecca Nazarene 296-298=594 +26
3. Lambuth Univ. 303-296=599 +31
4. Union Univ. 301-300=601 +33
5. Cumberland Univ. 303-304=607 +39
6. Blue Mountain College 311-309=620 +52
7. Martin Methodist 319-318=637 +69
8. Olivet Nazarene 325-321=646 +78
9. Christian Brothers 334-319=653 +85
10. Bethel College 329-335=664 +96

t7. Dustin Thomas 72-74=146 +4
t12. Guy Nardo 73-77=150 +8
t22. Austin Whitmer 78-76=154 +12
t22. Caleb Evans* 79-75=154 +12
t27. Austin Garrett* 80-75=155 +13
t41. Paul Vaughn 83-77=160 +18
t45. Ryan Gammons 80-82=162 +20
* - Individual