Patrick Martin led Vanderbilt with a 66
COLLEGE GROVE, TN (May 15, 2017)--Patrick Martin tied the lowest-ever collegiate round shot at The Grove, as Vanderbilt University shot a nine-under 279 to take a six shot lead after the first round of the NCAA East Regional.
Martin, a sophomore from Birmingham, Alabama overcame a double-bogey on the first hole to record nine birdies, including the last four holes. Theo Humphrey finished at three-under 69, John Augenstein shot a 71, Mattias Schwab had a 73, and Will Gordon shot a 75 for the Commodores.
Vanderbilt's round continues a streak of good golf, following up on the recent win in the SEC Championship, a first for the program.
Sitting in second is the University of Central Florida at three-under 285. The Knights had three players under par, led by Manuel Elvira with a 67, but were forced to count a score of 78 which left them six shots back.
Troy (286), Kennesaw State (287), Clemson (288), and Middle Tennessee State (289) are all tightly bunched behind the top two.
Clemson was led by Bryson Nimmer, who matched the record-tying low round of the day with a 66. Cam Norman of Troy shot a 67 to lead the Trojans.
The low five teams and the low individual not on a qualifying team will qualify for the NCAA Championship, to be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Elk Grove, IL, May 26-31.
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