EVANS, GA. -- The Coastal Carolina men's golf squad is in second place after the first round of the Administaff Augusta State Invitational, Mar. 30. The 54-hole, three-day event is being contested at Champions Retreat Golf Club (Par 72 - 7,301 Yards) in Evans, Ga.
Rebounding from a disappointing seventh-place finish at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Collegiate Invitational just three days ago, the Chanticleers fired a six-under 282 in the first round and trail first-round leader North Carolina by three shots. Tennessee is in third at 283, with South Carolina posting a 289 to sit in fourth.
Senior Dustin Johnson had seven birdies but triple bogeyed the last hole to shoot a four-under 68 and is in a tie for third with Reed Darsie and Robert Riesen, both of North Carolina. Junior Zack Byrd and freshman Dan Obremski are tied for sixth after each posted a three-under 69 through 18 holes. George Bryan IV of South Carolina is the current leader with a six-under 66, while Tennessee's Jonathan Mount is one shot behind in second.
CCU will start the second round, Sat., Mar. 31 at 9:30 a.m., going off the No. 1 tee with playing partners North Carolina and Tennessee.
1 North Carolina 279
2 Coastal Carolina 282
3 Tennessee 283
4 South Carolina 289
5 Georgia State 290
6 North Florida 291
T7 USC-Aiken 293
T7 East Tennessee State 293
9 Notre Dame 294
T10 Virginia Tech 295
T10 Clemson 295
T10 North Carolina State 295
13 Minnesota 296
14 Augusta State 297
T15 Auburn 298
T15 Virginia 298
17 Houston 300
18 Georgia Southern 303
Top Five Individuals Plus Coastal
1 George Bryan IV (South Carolina) 66
2 Jonathan Mount (Tennessee) 67
T3 Dustin Johnson (Coastal Carolina) 68
T3 Reed Darsie (North Carolina) 68
T3 Robert Riesen (North Carolina) 68
T6 Dan Obremski (Coastal Carolina) 69
T6 Zack Byrd (Coastal Carolina) 69
T64 Lindsay Renolds (Coastal Carolina) 76
T76 Moises Cobo (Coastal Carolina) 78