No. 18 Pirates Tied For 11th After First Day Of NCAA South/Southeast Regional
CONOVER, N.C. - The No. 18-ranked Armstrong Atlantic State University men's golf team is tied for 11th place after the first day of the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Golf South/Southeast Regional at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C., on Monday.
Florida Tech fired a two-under-par 286 and leads the 20 team field by two strokes over Lynn University (288). Barton (290) is in third, followed by Rollins and Georgia College (291). The top five teams in the 20-team field advance to the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships - the Pirates are currently six strokes out of one of the five qualifying spots.
Senior Matt Motes battled an up-and-down round to post an even-par 72 to pace the Pirates individually. His round, which included five birdies, a bogey and two double bogeys, places him tied for 19th individually after Monday. Sophomore Travis Williamson shot a two-over-par 74 and is tied for 41st individually, while sophomore Gus Wagoner carded a three-over-par 75 and is tied for 53rd individually.
Junior Jacob Tilton shot a four-over-par 76 and is tied for 65th individually while freshman Cory Griffin shot a seven-over-par 79 and is tied for 91st individually, rounding out Armstrong's scoring on the day.
Play continues on Tuesday with a single round of 18 holes, beginning for the Pirates at 12:30 p.m. The regional concludes with a single round on Wednedsay. You can follow along with live scoring of the regional via Golfstat here.