Vahvaselka, a junior from Helsinki, Finland, was the top Averett and ODAC finisher in a strong field at the Emory Spring Invitational hosted by Emory University at Cherokee Run Golf Course in Conyers, Ga. Vahvaselk capped his effort six shots behind medalist Jackson Klutznick from the host Eagles at 7-over 223 following three rounds on the par 72 layout set to 6,905 yards. He opened with a 4-over 76 that included one birdie and improved by three strokes over his second 18 holes with a 1-over 73 that featured four birdies. He closed the event with a 2-over 74 that included a pair of birdies and an eagle on the par-5 555-yard 18th hole. Vahvaselk finished second in the field in par-4 scoring (+2, 4.07), helping nationally 19th-ranked Averett to third in the team standings at 54-over 918 (305-306-307). Top-ranked Emory won the event at 33-over 897. Vahvaselka closes the regular season fifth in the ODAC in scoring average at 73.2 over 20 rounds of action. He is currently ranked 15th in the Division III by Golfstat.
JAY CARR | RANDOLPH-MACON
Jr. | Blackstone, Va.
- tied for 9th at 11-over 227 (77-73-77) at the Emory Spring Invitational
SEAN FURLONG | ROANOKE
So. | Midland Park, N.J.
- tied for 4th at 4-over 148 (74-74) at the Glenn Heath Memorial
WALKER MCPHAIL | WASHINGTON AND LEE
Jr. | Atlanta, Ga.
- tied for 12th at 14-over 230 (82-72-76) at the Emory Spring Invitational