STATESBORO, GA (March 17, 2017) -- The College
of Charleston men's golf team carded a 9-under par
279 to lead the Schenkel Invitational by one stroke
after the first day of play at the par-72 Forest
Heights Country Club.
The Cougars got rounds of 68, 69, 70 and 72
from their top four counting players to position
themselves ahead of host Georgia Southern (-8)
after 18 holes.
Iowa and Lipscomb are tied for third at 7-under
par. No. 2 Florida is fifth (-6) and defending
champion Vanderbilt is tied for sixth with UAB (-5).
College of Charleston senior All-American
William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) shot 4-under and is
tied for fourth individually followed by senior Parker
Derby (Columbus, Ga.) tied for ninth (-3), freshman
Hunter Dunagan (Augusta, Ga.) tied for 16th (-2)
and freshman Christian Baliker (Simpsonville, S.C.)
tied for 29th (E).
"I was very happy with the round of golf we
played today," CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said.
"We had great rounds from William (Rainey) and
Parker (Derby). Hunter (Dunagan) and Christian
(Baliker) did what we needed them to do. We look
forward to the next few days and want to keep the
Currently the individual race is being led by
Lipscomb's Dawson Armstrong. On Friday Armstrong
turned in a bogey-free 6-under 66 to take a one
shot lead. Armstrong began his round on the 10th
hole and finished with four birdies in his final five
Raymond Knoll (Iowa) and Brett Barron
(Georgia Southern) are tied for second at 5-under
while five others are tied for fourth at 4-under.
-Editors Note: Article written by College of
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