Alabama Opens Schenkel with Record Day
Statesboro, Ga. - Alabama kicked off the 33rd annual Schenkel Invitational Friday morning with a record setting performance. The Crimson Tide shot 268 (-20) on Friday, setting a new tournament record for lowest score in a single round. No Alabama player recorded a bogey on the day. Alabama leads the field after round one.
Florida and Ole Miss are tied for second at 280 (-8), followed by Auburn in fourth (-6) and Virginia in fifth (-5). Kentucky, North Florida and UAB are all tied for sixth (-2), with Notre Dame (+1), and South Carolina (+5) closing out the top ten, in ninth and tenth respectively. Georgia Southern is in eleventh (+8), Minnesota is in 12th (+12), N.C. State is 13th (+13) and Vanderbilt sits in 14th (+16) after day one.
Ben Kohles of Virginia leads the field individually, shooting 65 on the day (-7). Justin Thomas and Bobby Wyatt of Alabama, Joe David of Ole Miss and Blayne Barber of Auburn are all tied for second after shooting 66 on day one (-6).
Georgia Southern shot 296 on the day (+8), but showed its youth in round one. "We shot really well today, we just couldn't hit any putts," said Head Coach Larry Mays. "If we can sink some putts, we'll be in great position for the next two days."
Scott Wolfes (St. Simons Island, Ga.) leads the way for the Eagles. The freshman is tied for 24th after shooting 72 on the day, even. Next for GSU is Blake Olson (Pensacola, Fla.) who is tied for 36th, shooting 73 (+1) after round one. Hayden Anderson (Knoxville, Tenn.) is tied for 48 after shooting 74 (+2). Zach Hartman (St. Simons Island, Ga.) and Lewis Gruber (Tallahassee, Fla.) are tied for 66th, both shooting 77 on the day (+5).
Will Evans (McDonough, Ga.), Matt Mierzejewski (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Charlie Martin (LaGrange, Ga.) played individually for the Eagles. Evans is tied for 18th after shooting 71 (-1) on the day. Mierzejewski is tied for 66th shooting 77 (+5), and Martin is 81st, shooting 82 (+10).
Round two team times will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Fans can follow the action live on golfstat.com.
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- Category: Golf
- Published on Friday, 16 March 2012 18:29