Elon Men’s Golf Phoenix Competes in First Round of Furman Intercollegaite

Posted by Press Release on March 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GREENVILLE, S.C. — In an 18-team field that features two of the nation’s top 40 teams, the Elon Phoenix men’s golf team sits in a tie for 13th with a mark of 295 following the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate.

Both Stuart Kaufman and Jonathan DiIanni carded a one-over par 73 on day one. The duo is tied for 28th out of 111 participants. Kaufman was one-under through nine holes, but posted three bogeys and one birdie on the back nine for his 73. DiIanni was two-over after his first nine holes and four over through 11, but bounced back with a birdie on the par-four 13th hole and an eagle on the par-five 15th to finish at 73.

Will DiIanni is tied for 46th after a first-round score of 74. He was one-under through nine, but posted four bogeys and one birdie on the back nine.

In a tie for 60th are both John Somers and Jack Adkins who both carded a 75. Somers notched three birdies and one bogey on his first nine holes and was two-under at the turn before adding one more birdie on the back nine. Adkins was even through nine and birdied one of his final nine holes of the day.

Virginia Tech’s Trevor Cone leads the field with a six-under 66 after one round of play.

The 10th-ranked Hokies also pace the team field with a first-day score of 285. In a tie for second with a 287 are USC Upstate and Georgia State. Kennesaw State, ranked 36th, sits fourth with a 288, while Charleston Southern and Western Carolina are tied for fifth at 289.

The teams are scheduled to play the second round of the tournament on Saturday at the Furman University Golf Course.

Top 20 Schools Scores
1  Virginia Tech 285 285 -3
T2  USC Upstate 287 287 -1
T2  Georgia State  287 287 -1
4  Kennesaw State 288 288 E
T5  Charleston Southern 289 289 +1
T5  Western Carolina  289 289 +1
T7  Jacksonville  292 292 +4
T7  Temple  292 292 +4
T9  Presbyterian College 293 293 +5
T9  Furman  293 293 +5
T9  Marshall  293 293 +5
12  Akron 294 294 +6
T13  Elon  295 295 +7
T13  Wofford College 295 295 +7
15  Winthrop  296 296 +8
16  Samford  300 300 +12
17  Gardner-Webb 302 302 +14
18  Francis Marion  308 308 +20

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