DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – The College of Charleston men’s golf team faced difficult conditions with strong winds and find themselves in fourth-place after the first of three rounds of the 2013 Southern Conference Championship Sunday at the Daniel Island Club on the Ralston Creek Course.
Led by sophomore Zach Munroe, who fired a 3-over 75 the Cougars shot a 21-over par score of 309. Davidson (+9) leads the tournament with Chattanooga (+10) in second and Appalachian State (+17) in third-place.
The stroke average of the 54 players was 79.04 on the par-72 course and only one player shot under-par on the day.
Munroe birdied three of his first six holes and is tied for seventh-place on the individual leaderboard.
Freshman Josh Lorenzetti made three birdies in his round as he carded a 4-over 76 and is tied for 11th place.
The Cougars also counted scores of 79 from senior John Duke Hudson and junior Alex Ellis.
“The conditions were very difficult today,” CofC head coach Mark McEntire said. “We didn’t shoot ourselves out of it, but we need to play better tomorrow if we want to be in contention in the final round on Tuesday.”
The Cougars will tee off tomorrow from hole one at 9:40 a.m. and will play with Elon and Samford.
1 Davidson College 297 +9
2 Chattanooga 298 +10
3 Appalachian State 305 +17
4 College of Charleston 309 +21
5 Elon 312 +24
6 Samford 314 +26
T7 Georgia Southern 315 +27
T7 UNCG 315 +27
9 Furman 320 +32
10 Western Carolina 324 +36
11 Wofford College 332 +44
4 College of Charleston 309
T7 Zach Munroe (1) 75
T11 Josh Lorenzetti (3) 76
T24 Alex Ellis (2) 79
T24 John Duke Hudson (5) 79
T34 Jackson Moore (4) 81