ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In its fall season opener, the College of Charleston men’s golf team is currently in fourth with two of its own in the top 10 individually after first-round play at the Navy Fall Classic held Saturday at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course.
The Cougars carded a combined score of 293 which is 13 strokes back of fellow Colonial Athletic Association member Towson (280), who is in first place, followed by Georgetown (290) in second and Saint Joseph’s (292) in third.
Senior Alex Ellis (Austin, Texas) shot a one-under par 70 and is in a three-way tie for sixth. Freshman William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) currently stands ninth at even par (71) in his CofC debut.
Freshman Matthew Mahle (Lexington, Ky.) and sophomore Josh Lorenzetti (Columbia, S.C.) both shot five-over (76) and are tied for 27th, while senior Tim Mitchell (Austin, Texas) sits in a five-way tie for 16th (+3) competing as an individual.
“I was happy with the play from Alex and William,” CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said. “Both played a really good round of golf and put themselves in a position to win the golf tournament. We need Zach and Josh to comeback with a low round tomorrow and see if we can move up. It was the first round of the year and I look forward to seeing how our team responds tomorrow.”
Tournament play concludes on Sunday with one final 18-hole round beginning at 8:30 a.m. (ET).