Blessings Collegiate Invitational: Driscoll, Arkansas lead after Day One
02 Oct 2023
by Justin Golba of

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John Driscoll (Arkansas Athletics Photo)
John Driscoll (Arkansas Athletics Photo)

John Driscoll of Arkansas shot a 4-under 68 in the first round of the fourth annual Blessings Collegiate Invitational at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark.

Driscoll made six birdies and two bogeys on his first hole, No. 10, and his last hole, No. 9.

Driscoll birdied Holes No. 3, 4, 6, and 8 to race up the leaderboard and shoot a 33 on his second nine of the day.

Driscoll's teammate, Manuel Lozada, shot a 3-under 69 to sit in solo second place after the first round.

Lozada recorded a hole-in-one on No. 13, pacing the way for his round of 69. The rest of his round was uneventful, making two birdies and one bogey.

Alex Goff of Kentucky was the only golfer able to get in between the top four Arkansas golfers, shooting 2-under 70 and T3 with Jacob Skov Olesen, and Matthis Lefevre of Arkansas.

Driscoll, Lozada, and Skov Olesen are on the Arkansas "A" team, while Lefevre is representing the "B" team.

In the team competition, Arkansas leads by nine shots and sits at 9-under. They were the only team to shoot under par.

Mississippi State is in solo second place at even par, and Kentucky is in solo third place at 5-over.

Results: Blessings Collegiate
1FLJohn DriscollLake Mary, FL60068-68=136
T2NCAlex GoffKings Mountain, NC40070-70=140
T2MSHunter LoganSteens, MS40073-67=140
T4MNBrock WinterStillwater, MN30072-70=142
T4ArgentinaManuel LozadaArgentina30069-73=142

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Started in 2020, the Blessings Collegiate Invitational features men’s and women’s teams competing in a 54- hole stroke play format for individual and team honors.

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