Elon Men’s Golf Battles Tough Field at Gary Koch Invitational

Posted by Press Release on April 7, 2015 at 6:21 am under College | Comments are off for this article

GASTONIA, N.C. – In a 15-team field that includes three top-50 programs, the Elon men’s golf squad ended day one of the two-day Gary Koch Invitational in a tie for 14th place with a score of 607 (308-299).

Jonathan DiIanni led the Phoenix over its first two rounds of play on Monday. He finished his 36 holes in a tie for 23rd out of 81 players. DiIanni carded a three-over 147 thanks to rounds of 76 and 71.

Three strokes back in a tie for 38th is Troy Beaver. Beaver began the day with a 77 before dropping four strokes on his second round to finish at 150.

Jake Leavitt’s 154 (77-77) has him in a tie for 59th with one round to play, while Charlie Mayshot a two-round score of 157 (79-78) to tie for 71st.

Rounding out the five-player Phoenix contingent was Will DiIanni who tallied rounds of 78 and 82 for a 160 on the day. He is tied for 76th.

Florida State’s Rowin Caron, the 15th-ranked player in the nation, and Kentucky’s Cooper Musselman share the individual lead after two rounds. Both men ended their days at 137.

Top-ranked Florida State leads the field after day one with a -15 561 (276-285). The Seminoles lead tournament co-host and 13th-rated Auburn by nine strokes with 18 holes to play.

The final round will be played at the Gaston Country Club on Tuesday, April 7.

2015 Gary Koch Invitational
Gastonia, N.C. | April 6-7

Team Standings
1. #1 Florida State (276-285–561) -15
2. #13 Auburn (289-281–570) -6
3. #78 Kentucky (290-282–572) -4
4. #56 Charlotte (287-287–574) -2
5. Western Carolina (294-296–590) +14
6. #76 Winthrop (291-300–591) +15
7. #54 Ohio State (294-28–592) +16
T8. #46 North Carolina State (301-293–594) +18
T8. UNC Wilmington (295-299–594) +18
10. #66 VCU (306-294–600) +24
11. Kansas State (301-302–603) +27
T12. Charleston Southern (299-305–604) +28
T12. Akron (304-300–604) +28
T14. Elon (308-299–607) +31
T14. Davidson (305-302–607) +31

Elon Individuals
T23. Jonathan DiIanni (76-71–147) +3
T38. Troy Beaver (77-73–150) +6
T59. Jake Leavitt (77-77–154) +10
T71. Charlie May (79-78–157) +13
T76. Will DiIanni (78-82–160) +16


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