SCOTTSBORO, ALA. – Wallace State’s Brandon Lacasse and Chip Willoughby earned All-Tournament recognition as the Lions finished third at the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC)/Region 22 Championship on Tuesday at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro.

Lacasse finished the tournament with a 1-under par 215, putting him in a three-way tie for second place with Calhoun’s Jack Simms and Central Alabama’s Carl Reynolds.

Lacasse, who hails from Chateauguay, Quebec, carded a 68 during the second round, the top mark among the field over those 18 holes. He carded a 72-68-75 over the 54-hole event.

Willoughby placed fifth to earn All-Tournament honors. The Albertville native shot a 1-over 217 (72-72-73) less than a month after finishing runner-up individually at the Glenlakes Invitational in Foley.

As a club, Wallace State shot a 22-over par 886. The Lions opened Monday’s first round with a 298 and followed it with a 290 over the next 18 holes. Wallace State closed the tournament with another 298 on Tuesday.

Central Alabama won the tournament with a 5-over 869. Calhoun, which is playing its inaugural season, finished runner-up with an 11-over 875.

Wallace State was seeking a fourth straight conference title. The Lions have won 13 ACCC championships under NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Dan York.

Wallace State’s Thomas Gevas placed ninth with a 7-over 223 (76-73-74). Brent Borden (233) and Luke Wilson (239) rounded out the tournament field for the Lions.

Central Alabama’s Sam Goldasich was the individual low medalist, finishing with a 4-under 212.

Wallace State continues postseason play on April 23-25 at the NJCAA District 4 Championship in Brewton, where the Lions will look to qualify for another national tournament.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.

Brent Borden putts on the 12th hole at Goose Pond Colony on Tuesday.

Brent Borden putts on the 12th hole at Goose Pond Colony on Tuesday.

 

Brandon Lacasse, left, and Chip Willoughby were All-Tournament selections.

Chip Willoughby follows a drive at the ACCC/Region 22 Championship on Tuesday. 

 

Wallace State’s Thomas Gevas hits a shot on the fairway on Tuesday.

Wallace State’s Thomas Gevas hits a shot on the fairway on Tuesday.

 

Wallace State's Brandon Lacasse, left, and Chip Willoughby were All-Tournament selections.  Lacasse finished in a three-way tie for second.

Wallace State’s Brandon Lacasse, left, and Chip Willoughby were All-Tournament selections. Lacasse finished in a three-way tie for second.

 

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