Krieger Paces Elon Phoenix In Opening Round of Tar Heel Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jeff Krieger fired a one-under par 71 as the Elon men’s golf squad opened the 2014-15 campaign at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate on Friday. Krieger’s performance helped the Phoenix to a team score of 293 following day one.

The Phoenix sits 13th in a field of 18 programs. Host North Carolina paces the group with a 273, while Charlotte (282) sits second. Three programs – VCU, East Carolina and Chattanooga – are tied for third at 286.

Krieger’s 71 has him in a tie for 20th out of the 100 competitors. He began his day with seven consecutive pars before posting a birdie on the par-three eighth hole. Krieger would move to two-under after posting a birdie on the par-three 14th hole before giving one stroke back with a bogey on the 560-yard 17th hole. Krieger’s 15 pars trailed only the 16 recorded by Boston College’s Patrick Hallisey

Just two strokes back in a tie for 43rd is Jonathan DiIanni. He carded two birdies, on the par-five third and 17th holes.

Troy Beaver will begin the second round in a tie for 56th after shooting a 74 on day one. Beaver notched one of three eagles recorded by Phoenix players as he carded a three on the third hole. He added 13 pars.

After five straight pars to open his season, Will DiIanni ended his first round with a mark of 75 to tie for 69th. He had one eagle as he had a three on the 17th hole.

Charlie May began his Elon career with a par, birdie and eagle on his first three holes to get to three-under. May would end the round with a mark of 75 to share 69th place.

Phoenix players are scheduled to begin their second round at 9:10 a.m. on the back nine of the Finley Golf Course.

2014 Tar Heel Intercollegiate
Sept. 12-14 | Chapel Hill, N.C.

1. North Carolina (273)
2. Charlotte (282)
T3. VCU (286)
T3. East Carolina (286)
T3. Chattanooga (286)
T6. GRU Augusta (287)
T6. Gardner-Webb (287)
T6. Mercer (287)
9. Kennesaw State (288)
10. Furman (289)
11. UNCG (290)
12. Maryland (291)
13. ELON (293)
14. UNCW (295)
15. George Mason (297)
16. Boston College (300)
17. Coastal Carolina (302)
18. Davidson (304)

T20. Jeff Krieger (71) -1
T43. Jonathan DiIanni (73) +1
T56. Troy Beaver (74) +2
T69. Will DiIanni (75) +3
T69. Charlie May (75) +3