Former UNCW golfer wins pre-qualifier tourney

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Former UNCW golfer Thomas Bass shot a 7-under 65 Thursday at the Country Club of Landfall to advance to the Wells Fargo Championship qualifier tournament next week.

Bass finished first in a field of 95 golfers Thursday. The top 11 advance to the Wells Fargo qualifier on Monday, also held at Landfall, and the top four in that event make the field for the championship, which will be played May 4-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Current UNCW golfer Reese McFarlane finished tied for second with a 6-under 66 and fellow Seahawk Thomas Eldridge also advanced after tying for eighth at 2-under 70.

Bass, a Holly Springs, NC, native, played at UNCW from 2009-12 and was a second-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference selection in the 2010-11 season. He tied for the team lead with a 73.2 stroke average in 2011-12 and tied for fourth place at the CAA Championship before pursuing a pro golf career.

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