WWU Men Hold Seven Shot Lead After Day One of Fall Invite
FULTON, MO -- Just 10 shots separate the top three teams after the opening round of the 2012 WWU Fall Invitational, with the William Woods University men's golf team holding down the top spot after an opening-round 286 (-2). Julian Taylor led the Owls with a 68 (-4), but he is tied for second and chasing tournament leader Kirby Brown of St. Xavier, who shot a 65 (-7) to open proceedings. St. Xavier sits nine shots back in second after a 295 (+7), with Central Methodist in third after an opening-day 296 (+8).
Marty Sanchez also finished the opening round under par for the WWU Green team, firing a 71 (-1) for a fifth-place tie. Chris Martin posted a 73 (+1) for the opening 18, good for a seventh-place tie. Chris Reinert rounded out the team score with a 74 (+2), with Shane Kressig posting a 77 (+5) on the day.
The Owls also entered a second team in the tournament, led by Cruz Buchanan with a 74 (+2). The WWU White squad posted a team mark of 306 (+18). Alex Stear posted a 75 (+3) for the White squad, good for a 13th-place tie.
Cody Hackman carded a 76 (+4) for the White squad, with Tyler Daly and Dillon Klein each posting an 81 (+9) to round out the team score.
Although he is competing as an individual, Andrew Davis is in the top 10, carding a 73 (+1) for a seventh-place tie. Also competing as individuals for the Owls are Tim Jordan and Tyler Hamilton. Jordan posted an 81 (+9) on the day, with Hamilton carding an 86 (+14).
The Owls wrap up tournament action on Tuesday, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Tanglewood Public Golf Course.
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