Freshmen Lead The Way On Day One Of NCAA Men’s Golf Championships

 /Demon Deacons 20^th after opening round/

TOLEDO, Ohio – *Freshman Daniel Meggs went 1-under par on his second 
nine holes to finish with a round of 2-over 73 and lead the Wake Forest 
men’s golf team to a round of 302 on a soggy first day of the 2009 NCAA 
Men’s Golf Championships at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
Fellow freshman Lee Bedford made a pair of birdies in his round of 
4-over 75 while senior Dustin Groves and juniors Brendan Gielow and 
Travis Wadkins all posted rounds of 77.
“We just didn’t have a really good team round today,” said Wake Forest 
head coach Jerry Haas. “One or two holes seem to get us today and we had 
a few three putts that didn’t help. But if you look at it, it’s probably 
going to take something around 23, 24, 25-over to get in the top-8 by 
the end of the week. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves with today’s 
round but we’re still going to be right there.”
The Demon Deacons opened the round under threatening skies and by the 
second hole, it began to rain. The light rain stayed in the area for 
most of the first nine but resided on the back nine.
Wake posted the seventh-best round of the morning wave and finished the 
day in 20^th place. The Deacs are just eight strokes out of eighth place 
as the top-8 teams at the end of 54-holes will move onto to match-play 
which will determine the team champion.

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