Guilford College Golf Recap: James Alden Completes Day One of Competition at NCAA Golf Nationals

Alden Completes Day One of Competition at NCAA Golf Nationals
Senior stands tied at 105th halfway through qualifying rounds
from Bryce Johnson, Director of Athletic Communications, at Guilford College

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – James Alden (East Northport, N.Y.) stands firmly in the mix, but has some work to do standing tied at 105th after day one of the NCAA Division-III Men’s Golf Championships at The Legacy Golf Club on Tuesday.

Drawing a mid-day tee time on day one, Alden held par through the front-nine. An even score through the first four holes gave way to a birdie on five, although it was offset by a bogey on the seventh hole to sit at par halfway through the day.

Making the turn onto the back nine, Alden continued to keep pace through the first three holes but ran into trouble on holes 13-through-15, a stretch that had given many competitors trouble on the day but proved tricky for the Quaker senior with consecutive bogeys. He mitigated the damage with three-straight par holes to end the day at +3.

Emory’s Jackson Klutznick leads the pack through day one, at eight-under followed by Washington & Lee’s Jonathan McEwen and a cluster of competitors in third.

Alden switches courses tomorrow, heading over to Boulder Creek Country Club, a course that proved friendlier to the field during today’s competition. His tee time is yet to be announced.

Following tomorrow’s competition, the field will be trimmed down to the top 18 teams and the top six individuals who are not advancing as a part of those 18 squads.


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