Elon Men Open SoCon Golf Championship Play

Posted by Press Release on April 20, 2014 at 9:24 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

PINEHURST, N.C. – Sunday marked the opening round of the 2014 Southern Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the National Golf Club and the Elon program opened its tournament by shooting a 316 to sit in 10th place.

Elon’s leader on day one was Will DiIanni who shot a one-over par 73 to hold a share of seventh place in the 50-player field. He finished his round with four birdies, tied for the second-highest total in the field on the first day of competition.

John Somers, who had three birdies, was the second-best finisher for the Phoenix on Sunday. Somers shot a first-round 78 to tie for 34th.

In a tie for 41st is Stuart Kaufman who posted an 81 over his first 18 holes. He is followed by Troy Beaver who carded an 84 to sit in a tie for 48th.

Finally, Jonathan DiIanni posted an 88 on day one and sits 50th.

Western Carolina’s J.T. Poston, the 16th-ranked player in the nation, leads the individual field after shooting a four-under 68 on Sunday. He was one of four players to have sub-par rounds after 18 holes.

Both Davidson and Western Carolina shot a 294 on day one to hold the team lead. The pair leads Furman and 47th-rated Georgia Southern by two strokes with two rounds to play.

2014 SoCon Championship
T1. Davidson – 294
T1. Western Carolina – 294
T3. Furman – 296
T3. Georgia Southern – 296
5. Chattanooga – 297
6. UNCG – 300
7. Wofford – 306
8. Appalachian State – 310
9. Samford – 314
10. Elon – 316

1. J.T. Poston, Western Carolina – 68
2. David Sargent, Davidson – 70
T3. Will Evans, Georgia Southern – 71
T3. Roy Dixon, UNCG – 71
T5. Carter Jenkins, UNCG – 72
T5. Sam Echikson, Davidson – 72

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