ALLENDALE, MICH., May 2, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team shot an opening round score of 300 on day one of competition at the NCAA Midwest/Central Regional and sits in eighth place in the 20-team field.
Tiffin fired a five-over par 289 to take the day one lead, finishing just two strokes ahead of Southeastern Oklahoma State (291), while Central Missouri and Bellarmine are tied for third with a score of 294.
With 36 holes still to play, the Tritons will look to improve on their score and move into the top five as those teams will advance to the NCAA Championships May 17-21 in Denver, Colo. The top two players not with a team (regardless of region), will also advance.
Freshman James Henderson shot a team-best 73, finishing two strokes over par after double-bogeying on his first hole. He sits in a tie for 18th place, while sophomore Markus Lindberg and juniorJulien de Poyen each turned in a 74 and are tied for 23rd place. Seniors Anthony Cope (79) and Colby Yates (82) round out the scoring.
Tiffin’s Brett Green fired a 66 to lead all competitors.
Second round action continues tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. (EST). The Tritons will begin teeing off at 12:05 p.m.