Men's Golf Tied for Eighth after Opening Round of Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Senior Southern Miss men's golfer Ryan Argotsinger (Lees Summit, Mo.) shot a team low round of 69 over his second circuit Monday to help the Golden Eagles to an eighth-place showing in the first day of the Mobile (Ala.) Sports Authority Intercollegiate.
Being played at the par 72, 7,158-yard Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala., Argotsinger finished with a even par 144 over his first 36 holes to tie for 20th-place after the opening day, after posting a 75 over his first round.
Freshman Matt Lorenz (Gulf Shores, Ala.) added rounds of 72 and 73 for a 145 and a 25th-place tie, while sophomore Willie Hammond (Southlake, Texas) shot rounds of 75 and 71 for a 146 and a 35th-place tie. Junior Matt Codd (Red Deer, Alberta) collected a 74 and 73 for a 147 and a 38th-place tie and redshirt sophomore Nathan Corchis rounded out the team scorers with a 77 and 80 for a 157 and a 68th-place tie.
The team jumped four places in the standings following the first round of shooting 296, by collecting a team score of two-under par 286 to place eighth after the opening day.
Host South Alabama leads the way with an 11-under 565, beating Louisville (567) by two strokes and Mississippi State (571) by six. Georgia State (572) ranks in fourth, followed by Chattanooga (574), Cincinnati and Kansas State (577), Southern Miss, Texas State (583), WKU (585), West Virginia (587), Louisiana (590), Illinois State (599), Abilene Christian (601) and Alcorn State (609).
South Alabama also played host to an individual tournament and freshman Walker Kesterson (Hartsburg, Mo.) collected rounds of 71 and 73 to be tied for sixth with a 144, while sophomore Philip Heine (Madison, Miss.) collected a 170 (82 and 88), and redshirt sophomore Vasili Kartos (Birmingham, Ala.) added a 174 (92 and 82).
The team completes the event with its final 18 holes on Tuesday. The round will utilize a shotgun start starting at 8 a.m.
Fans can follow the event live by clicking here.