Muscle Shoals, AL (ASU) - The Arkansas State men's golf team shot a first-round 303 Monday at the Sun Belt Conference Championships to complete the three-day tournament's opening day of competition in eighth place among 12 teams.
The Red Wolves were led by Kell Shenep, who carded a 3-over par 75 to end the day tied for 22nd place. Wessel Zwiegers, Chris Pledger and Lloyd du Preeze are all tied for 27th place after shooting a 76, and Tyler Thompson turned in a 79 that places him tied for 45th place.
A-State is just one stroke behind seventh-place Louisiana-Monroe and is within seven strokes of third-place South Alabama and New Orleans. Middle Tennessee shot a 2-under 286 to lead the field and North Texas is in second place with a 291.
The Sun Belt Conference Championships will resume Tuesday morning with the second round.
Place, Name (Round 1)
8, Arkansas State (303)
T22, Kell Shenep (75)
T27, Wessel Zwiegers (76)
T27, Chris Pledger (76)
T27, Lloyd du Preeze (76)
T45, Tyler Thompson (79)