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Lukas Jonsson
Lukas Jonsson finished in eighth place on the individual leaderboard.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State Men’s Golf Finish Strong at Bash at the Beach

Hosting the Bash at the Beach tournament at the Surf Golf and Beach Club, App State Men’s Golf finished third Tuesday in the 18-team event.

Lukas Jönsson placed eighth individually with a 3-under total for the 54-hole event (71-66-73—210), while Addison Beam (67-72-72—211) and Herman Huus (74-70-67—211 for App State’s second unit of five) also recorded top-10 finishes. They tied for ninth with 2-under totals.

Helped by a second-round 66, Sverrir Haraldsson netted a top-15 finish by tying for 14th (75-66-73—214), and Colin Browning tied for the official team lineup’s best final round with a 1-over 72.

Oral Roberts, the 36-hole team leader, finished with a 9-under total of 281-281-281—843 to beat runner-up UConn by six strokes. App State, which reached a 5-under team total early in Tuesday’s play, posted a 4-over total (285-281-290—856) to finish three strokes ahead of fourth-place Long Island U.

Utah Valley’s Caden Weber was the individual medalist with an 8-under total (66-70-69—205). He finished one stroke clear of Long Island’s Marcelo Mexsen and UConn’s Jared Nelson.

Hot starts by Browning (3 under through his first 11 holes thanks to four birdies in that opening stretch) and Beam (birdies on the first two holes) contributed to the Mountaineers’ early surge.

Huus’ 67 on Tuesday tied for the second-lowest final round in the 108-player field. He completed the event with two straight below-par rounds.

App State had 10 players competing in North Myrtle Beach, with a second five making up a “B” team for the Mountaineers. In the second unit, in addition to Huus’ strong showing, Aidan Browning’s eagle on the par-5 17th hole contributed to a final-round 72.

Redshirt freshmen Ben Locker and James Gradisek made their competitive debuts Monday. Locker had seven birdies and an eagle on the day before shooting a 76 on Tuesday.

A solid effort in Monday’s afternoon round helped App State enter the final round in second place, just four shots behind first-place Oral Roberts.

Jönsson and Haraldsson both had second-round 66s, and Beam carded a 72.

Jönsson’s 5-under round, which included a pair of eagles and three birdies, put him in a tie for second place, one shot off the lead after 36 holes.

Haraldsson, who shot a final-round 63 during the 2022 Bash at the Beach event, was 7 under through his first 13 holes of Round 2. He had a birdie and eagle in his first four holes and needed just 30 strokes to complete nine holes.

App State held the lead for part of Round 1, reaching 6 under as a team, before ending the first 18 holes in third place.

Beam’s 4-under 67 left him in a tie for third place, one shot off the lead. Jönsson was also in the top 15 thanks to his 71.