In April, the Transylvania College junior won the Heartland Conference Championship by shooting a score of 297, according to a Transylvania news release. Sutherland planned to play in the NCAA Division III tournament last week at the Chateau Elan Resort in Georgia. Sutherland shot a combined score of 300 or 16 over par for the tournament with scores of 77-71 (e)-74-78 and tied for 15th place in the tournament. By virtue of his finish, Sutherland earned a spot on the NCAA Men’s All-American Second Team, for the second year in a row.
Sutherland said that he began golfing at age eight when father Dr. Scott Sutherland’s best friend Steve Oliver helped to build the Arrowhead Golf Course. “He doesn’t live in Cadiz anymore, but he helped start the course. That’s how I got involved.”
His coach, Brian Lane said in an email, “Bradley has certainly been our most consistent player. His play in this year’s conference tournament, with the very windy conditions was exceptional. He was the only player in the field to break the 300-stroke mark. We are extremely proud of Bradley and his accomplishments this year. He has helped us to qualify for the 2008 NCAA Division III men’s golf tournament again. Last year, he had a terrific NCAA Tournament that earned him Second Team All-American status. I feel very confident that he will be able to represent Transylvania and his hometown of Cadiz next week at Chateau Elan in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. He has shown that he can compete against the best golfers in the country in the NCAA Division I, II and I.”
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