Wolfpack Intercollegiate: Lamar leads
Raleigh, N.C. (April 14, 2012) -- NC State Sophomore James Chapman is tied for the lead, and the Wolfpack is tied for second after the opening round at the Wolfpack Spring Open on the par-72, 7,358-yard Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Saturday.

The Wolfpack is tied with East Carolina with a 6-over 294, and is two shots behind Lamar, who leads the 17-team tournament.

The windy conditions made it difficult on the golf course with only three golfers breaking par. Chapman finds himself tied at the top of the leaderboard with a 1-under 71 opening round. The sophomore, who is playing as an individual, is tied with Luke Jerling of Lamar and Jay Mulieri of Loyola (Md.).

The top two scorers for NC State finished in the top 10. Senior Graham Baillargeon, is tied for fourth, led the Wolfpack team with an even-par 72, and is one shot off the lead. Senior Mark McMillen finished tied for eighth with a 1-over 73.

Junior Mitchell Sutton finished in 16th place with a 2-over 74, while sophomore Albin Choi shot a 3-over 75 and senior Chad Day finished 5-over 77.

Three other golfers competed as individuals for State. Freshman Andrew Decker finished tied for 49th with a 6-over 78. Senior Hunter Howell and freshman William Herring are tied for 56th at 7-over 79.

The final round of the Wolfpack Spring Open will start at 8 a.m., Sunday morning. Live scoring is available for the final round at www.GolfStat.com. The Wolfpack will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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