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Golfers 15th After First Round of National Championships

Golfers 15th After First Round of National Championships

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's golf team competed in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division II National Championships on Monday (May 19).  The Cardinals posted a 312 (+28) and sit in a tie for 15th place after the first 18 holes of play.  The championships are being played at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich.  

The Cardinals are tied with Simon Fraser University in the 15th slot.  Nova Southeastern is leading the championships after shooting a first round score of 287 (+3).

Eric Gandy was the top finisher for SV in the first round.  The senior shot a three-over par 74, shooting a 38 (+3) on his front nine before carding an even 36 on the team's second nine.  He sits in a tie for 16th place individually.

Junior Wyatt Drost shot a 77 (+6) on day one.  Drost also shot a 38 on the first nine and was just +2 heading into his final four holes of play.  A three-hole stretch (6-8) of two bogeys and a double bogey put him at the six-over number he would finish at.  He is tied for 47th.

Junior Micah Skidmore went 40-39 in the round to shoot an eight-over par 79 and is in a tie for 69th.  His round consisted of 10 pars and eight bogeys.

Senior Adam Hansen (42-40, 82) is +11 after round one and junior Carter Marsh carded an 83 (39-44, +12).  The Cardinals started the day at 8:25 am and began their round on the 10th tee.

SVSU tees-off at 12:50 pm Tuesday (May 20) in second round action.  The Cardinals are playing alongside the University of Charleston and Hawaii-Hilo.