Tornado finish 5th at King University Invitational

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King's Ross Maietta paced the Tornado in the King University Invitational Monday and Tuesday, shooting a three-over par 143 to take sixth place overall in the event. The Tornado shot a second round 288 for a tournament total of 581 to finish fifth of nine teams.

Maietta bettered his first round score by three strokes, shooting even-par 70 in Tuesday's final round. He earned birdies on the par-four 4th and 16th holes on Tuesday, a day after he also birdied the 16th during his three-over par 73 performance. The tournament's individual medalist was Mars Hill's Adam Lumley, who shot a four-under 136.

The Tornado team was 21-over for the tournament, 14 shots off the pace set by Erskine College. Just eight strokes separated the third place through sixth place finishers in team competition.

Leennawat Numpituckchaikul finished second on the Tornado squad with a five-over par 145, 11th place overall in the tournament. Cody Boyer and John Scott finished with 148 and 149 strokes, respectively, while Mathias Buanes rounded out the scoring for King with a 154.

Taylor Gouge shot a 148 to lead a second team of Tornado golfers that were also entered into the tournament. Drew Takacs finished second, completing the tournament in 155 strokes, while Michael Chua shot a 160. Sam Hobday and Jake Stone both finished in 161 strokes.

The Tornado next compete on October 28 and 29 at the Rock Barn Invitational in Conover, N.C. hosted by Lenoir-Rhyne University.