UNCG’s Hudson in Top 10 After Round 1 of SoCon Championships
GREENSBORO, Ga. – Junior Randall Hudson finished the first round of the Southern Conference (SoCon) Men’s Golf Championship in the top ten as the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) men’s golf team finished the Sunday afternoon round in seventh place. The three-day SoCon Men’s Golf Championship is taking place at Reynolds Plantation Oconee Course.
Hudson stood at the top of the leaderboard through the first nine holes before finishing the day in a tie for seventh place. The junior posted an unblemished two-under-par (34) front nine with birdies on the par four, 418-yard second hole and the par five, 517-yard seventh. Hudson added one more birdie on the par five, 560-yard 17th hole. Three shots off of second place and two shots off of third place, Hudson stands in a tie for seventh place.
Shooting one-under-par (71) in the first round, Lamb joined Hudson at the top of the leaderboard early on with another unblemished front nine at two-under-par. The junior carded birdies on the par three, 170-yard fifth hole and the seventh to earn a share of the lead through nine holes. Lamb added back-to-back birdies beginning on the par four, 440-yard 16th hole and the 17th on the way to a one-over-par (37) back nine score. In a tie for 16th place, Lamb currently sits five shots off the lead.
Connor Brown posted three birdies as part of his three-over-par (75) first round effort. The sophomore carded a birdie on the par four, 368-yard sixth hole and the par three, 190-yard eighth. Brown opened the back nine with a birdie on the par five, 580-yard tenth hole as the sophomore completed the back nine with a one-over-par (37) effort. At three-over-par, Brown stands in a tie for 29th.
UNCG stood seventh at the end of the first round with a team score of four-over-par (292). The Spartans stood two shots behind Wofford in sixth place and four shots behind Western Carolina in fifth.
INSIDE THE SCORECARD
UNCG was one of three teams to shoot one-under-par on par three holes, leading the field.
The Spartans’ 62 pars stood the second-most through the first round.
Lamb and Nick Lyerly shot one-under-par on par three holes, standing as the third-best effort in the field.
Hudson and Lamb shot two-under-par on par fives, good for a tie for eighth place.
Hudson and Lyerly’s 14 pars tied for the most pars in the first round.
The Spartans start their second round of the Southern Conference Men’s Golf Tournament tomorrow morning. Live stats can be found here.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications