POOLER, Ga. - The No. 11-ranked Flagler College men's golf team shot rounds of 280 and 290 to take a seven-stroke lead after Monday's first day of action at the 2016 Armstrong Pirate Men's Golf Invitational at Savannah Quarters Country Club in Pooler, Ga.
The Saints' two-round six-under-par 570 total is seven strokes ahead of No. 12-ranked West Georgia (577), while Lander (582) sits in third place. Host Armstrong State fired rounds of 293 and 294 to sit in fourth place with a 587 total in the nine-team field.
Individually, West Georgia's Barrett Waters shot rounds of 71 and 66 to take a three stroke lead with a seven-under-par 137 total. The second-round 66 ties for the lowest round in Pirate Invitational history with three other players. Flagler's Juan Iturra (-4, 140) is second.
For the host Pirates, sophomore Tyler Key and senior Howard Hickey are each tied for 10th with one-over-par 145 totals. Key shot rounds of 71 and 74 on Monday, while Hickey shot rounds of 73 and 72. Junior Jake O'Bryan shot rounds of 75 and 71 to sit tied for 14th with a two-over-par 146 total, while freshman Rickard Wallin carded rounds of 74 and 77 to sit tied for 31st with a seven-over-par 151 total. Sophomore Reid Rathburn rounded out the Armstrong State team scoring with rounds of 78 and 84 to sit tied for 51st individually with a 162 total.
Five other Pirates are playing as individuals in the tournament. Sophomore Andrew Burgess shot rounds of 74 and 75 to sit tied for 24th with a 149 total, while freshman Zach Zwitter shot rounds of 77 and 76 to sit tied for 39th with a 153 total. Frehsman Gustav Beckvid is tied for 41st with a 154 total after rounds of 76 and 78. Sophomore Jacob Tinsley is tied for 43rd with a 155 total after rounds of 80 and 75, while sophomore Joshua Glossop is in 50th place individually with a 161 total after rounds of 81 and 80.
Play concludes at the 2016 Armstrong Pirate Men's Golf Invitational with a single round of 18 holes with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.