FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Arkansas State men's golf team posted its best single-round score ever under fourth-year head coach Steve Johnson on Friday at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, turning in a 272 that placed the Red Wolves atop the 17-team standings after the three-day tournament's opening round at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
The Red Wolves had four golfers shoot under par, including Lloyd du Preez with a team-best 67 that leaves him tied for second place entering tomorrow's second round. Warren Hood, Tyler Thompson and Kell Shenep all joined du Preez in the top-15 individual standings.
Hood and Thompson both shot a 68 to finish the day tied for ninth place, and Kell Shenep carded a 69 to end the round tied for 15th place.
ASU's 12-under 272 puts them two strokes ahead of second-place South Carolina and three strokes in front of third-place Georgia Tech with two rounds remaining.
Arkansas State Results
Place, Name (R1)
1, Arkansas State (272)
T2, Lloyd du Preez (67)
T9, Warren Hood (68)
T9, Tyler Thompson (68)
T15, Kell Shenep (69)
T50, Chris Pledger (73)