Wolfes, Golf Leads ODU/OBX Invitational
POWELLS POINT, N.C. - Scott Wolfes shot a 66, and the Georgia Southern golf team combined for a 2-over-par 290 to lead the Old Dominion Outer Banks Invitational after the first round Sunday afternoon at Kilmaric Golf Club.
Wolfes' round was his lowest as an Eagle and is the 15th time a Georgia Southern player has fired a 66. The sophomore leads the tournament by three strokes.
Georgia Southern is five strokes ahead of second-place Old Dominion and Richmond and eight strokes ahead of fourth-place Virginia Commonwealth.
Charlie Martin shot a 73 to tie for 13th, and Matt Mierzejewski is tied for 25th after shooting a 75. Hayden Anderson shot a 76, and Will Evans carded a 79.
Wolfes birdied seven holes, including five on the back nine, and bogeyed one hole, the par-4 fifth. The sophomore shot a 31 on the back nine.
Mierzejewski shot a 33 on the back nine after posting four straight birdies on holes 11 through 14. Martin had four birdies on the back nine and finished strong, posting birdies on the last three holes.
"The team battled back after a bit of a rough start to post a good round in tough, windy conditions," said Georgia Southern coach Larry Mays. "Scott had a tremendous round, and Charlie and Matt also had good back 9s."
The Eagles continue the tournament tomorrow.
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- Category: Golf
- Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012 20:02