Junior carded a career-low round of 65 to jump 29 spots into third
Three-day, 54-hole event held at Furman's on-campus facility
Prior to Western: Competed in three events as a freshman at East Carolina ... Best score of the year was a three-over par 219 (76-71-72) at the Bradford Creek Intercollegiate ... Best finish was 19th at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate ... Registered two rounds of par or better ... Posted a career average of 75.67 in nine rounds as a rookie.
High School: Graduated from New Bern High School in New Bern, N.C. ... Led team to a second place finish as a junior in the 2005 state championships ... Ranked among the nation's top 75 prep players as a junior ... Four-time all-conference player ... Team captain ... Coached by Doug Overton...Qualified for the USGA Junior National Championship in 2005 and '06 ... Made three consecutive cuts at the North Carolina Amateur Championships and was a semifinalist in 2003 ... Finished among the top three in the 2004 Carolinas Junior Championships in 2004 ... Lettered in basketball.
Personal: Intended major is business ... Is the son of Jerry and Kim Briele ... Father is head golf pro at The Emerald Golf Course in New Bern ... Mother was a four-year letterwinner in golf at North Carolina ... Has one younger sister, Tatum, who has signed to play golf at Coastal Carolina in 2009.