Posted: May 16, 2008
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - After one round of play at the NCAA East Regional, the Western Illinois men's golf team sits at nine-over par with a share of 24th place.
The Leathernecks started strong as they shot three-under par through the first 11 holes of the day. Jason Woll collected birdies on three of the first six hole that he played. Woll and Jared Steger had paced Western, both shooting two under through the first six.
The rest of the round proved to be tough for the Leathernecks as they carded five bogey's, two double-bogey's and just two birdies on the final three holes of play.
Western shot consistent as a team but could not keep pace on day one with the leaders. Austin Lambert paced the team with a one-over round of 72, good enough for a share of 60th place. One shot back of him was Woll, scoring a 73. Carding rounds of 74 each were Kyle Peterman and Steger, while Brian Scott shot a 75.
Leading the field in the team standings after day one is Georgia at 19-under par. Individually, Henrik Norlander of Augusta State and Hudson Swafford of Georgia are tied for first at six-under.
The Leathernecks tee off from the first hole Friday afternoon. Lambert will again be the first to tee, this time at 12:59 p.m. Following him will be Scott (1:09 p.m.), Woll (1:18 p.m.), Steger (1:28 p.m.) and Peterman (1:37 p.m.).