Golf Concludes First Round at SoCon Championship
FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Georgia Southern golf team finished the first of three rounds of competition, Sunday, at the Southern Conference Championship tournament played at the par-72, 7,062-yard Country Club of South Carolina in Florence, S.C.
The Eagles were paced by junior Drew Lethem (Camdenton, Mo.) who shot a 3-over 75. He sits tied for 21st place and is six shots behind individual leader Nathan Stamey of UNC Greensboro (-3).
Georgia Southern played well on the front nine and made the turn among the top three. But after a tough stretch down the back nine, the Eagles slipped down the leaderboard, ending the first day in seventh place with a 16-over 304.
No. 17 Chattanooga leads the 10-team field at 2-over 290. College of Charleston and Furman sit one stroke behind the leader at 3-over 291.
Freshman Joe Monte (Chantilly, Va.) and sophomore Spencer Fulford (Rocky Mount, N.C.) finished up the day shooting a 4-over 76, tying for 27th place.
Freshman Logan Blondell (Lakeland, Fla.) carded a 5-over 77 (T-43), while junior Jordan Johnstun (Evans, Ga.) shot a 7-over 79 (T-41).
Round two tee times for the Eagles begin at 8:40 a.m., Monday.
Fans can follow the live stats of the tournament online at www.Golfstat.com for up-to-date standings and statistics. End-of-day results and recap will be posted at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
|Team Results (Round 1)|
| 1 ||Chattanooga ||290 (+2)|
|T2 ||College of Charleston ||291 (+3)|
|T2 ||Furman ||291 (+3)|
|4 ||Western Carolina ||295 (+7)|
| 5 ||UNC-Greensboro ||296 (+8)|
| 6 ||Elon ||299 (+11)|
| 7 ||Georgia Southern ||304 (+16)|
| 8 ||Wofford ||306 (+18)|
|9 ||Davidson ||309 (+21)|
|10 ||Appalachian State ||313 (+25)|
|Georgia Southern Individual Results (Round 1)|
|T21||Drew Lethem ||75 (+3)|
|T27||Joe Monte ||76 (+4)|
|T27||Spencer Fulford ||76 (+4)|
|T34||Logan Blondell ||77 (+5)|
|T41||Jordan Johnstun ||79 (+7)|
- Category: Golf
- Published on Sunday, 20 April 2008 00:20