HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – The Washington and Lee men's golf team fired an opening round score of 300 and is tied for eighth-place out of 42 teams at the NCAA Division III Championship held at the Mission Inn Resort on Tuesday.
The Generals were one of the last teams to tee off in the first round and started off on fire, posting 11 combined birdies on the front nine to post the early lead and make the turn at -3. However, the back nine at the Las Colinas Course wasn't as friendly, yielding just two birdies and W&L finished with a +12 score for the day.
Huntingdon holds the lead after day one with a +5 score of 293. Texas-Tyler, Rhodes and LaGrange are all tied for second at 296 (+8). Christopher Newport is fifth with a 297 (+9) and Wittenberg and Oglethorpe are both tied for sixth at 298 (+10).
Individually, Huntingdon's Addison Lambeth is the leader with a -3 score of 69 on the El Campeon Course.
W&L is led by senior Todd Alan McDonald (Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Christian), who is tied for 17th after carding an opening round 73 (+1). First-year Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) posted a 75 (+3) and is tied for 39th, while senior Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) and junior Luke Farley (Durham, N.C. / Trinity School) both shot a 76 (+4) that is tied for 53rd out of the 215 golfers at the event.
First-year Robert Quinilty (Cypress, Texas / Houston Christian) opened his championship with a 78 (+6) that is tied for 92nd overall.
Action continues on Wednesday from the Mission Inn Resort.