WILLIAMSBURG, VA. The Coastal Carolina University mens golf team received a strong finish from all five golfers and are sitting in second place after the first round of the NCAA Mens Golf Championship May 30 at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va. Stanford has a two-shot lead on the Chanticleers after the first round.
Senior Dustin Johnson (Myrtle Beach, S.C./Dutch Fork) leads the Chants with a three-under 67 on the par-70 course in the first round, good for a tie for third. The two-time All-American birdied three of the last five holes on the back nine and went one-under on the front nine, his last nine holes of the day. Rob Grube of Stanford fired a six-under 64 to lead the individual race by two shots over Floridas Tim McKenney.
Three Chants shot an even-par 70 and are tied for 29th place. Junior Lindsay Renolds (Hilton Head, S.C./Heritage Academy), sophomore Cameron Hooper (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) and junior Zach Byrd (Calabash, N.C./Byrd Academy) counted in the team score with the even-par round. Renolds and Byrd birdied three of the last four holes, while Hooper had three birdies in the last five holes. Freshman Dan Obremski (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Tratford) shot a three-over 73 and is tied for 89th place.
Coastal will tee off starting at 8:35 a.m. on the first hole for the second round of the NCAA Championships. The top 15 teams of the 30 competing will make the cut after three rounds for the fourth and final round.
Top-10 team scores
1. Stanford 275
2. Coastal Carolina 277
t-3. Florida 278
t-3. Minnesota 278
t-3. Texas 278
6. Charlotte 279
7. East Tennessee State 289
8. Georgia 282
t-9. Michigan State 283
t-9. UCLA 283
t-9. Florida State 283
Top Five Individuals
1. Rob Grube (Stanford) 64
2. Tim McKenney (Florida) 66
t-3. Dustin Johnson (Coastal Carolina) 67
t-3. Bronson LaCassie (Minnesota) 67
t-3. Matthew Savage (Florida State) 67
t-3. Cameron Tringale (Georgia Tech) 67