Eatonton, GA – The Columbus State University men's golf team shot a two-round score of 571 to finish the first day of the Bobcat Invitational in a tie for ninth place. The tournament is being played at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.
CSU struggled a bit in the first round shooting a 291 but rebounded shooting a season low 280 in the final round of the day.
Barry leads the event after day one shooting a 554. Nova Southeastern (557), Armstrong Atlantic State University (563), UNC Pembroke (564), Georgia College (567) and Lynn (567) round out the top-five.
Justin Grice once again led the Cougars in day one shooting two-under par 138. The senior shot an even-par 70 in round one and then fired a two-under par 68 in the final 18 holes of the day. Grice ended the day in 10th place.
Stephen Swanepoel sits just one shot behind Grice as he shot a two-round score of one-under par 139. Similar to his teammate, Swanepoel was even through round one and then shot a one-under par 69 in round two. He will begin play tomorrow in 11th place.
The final three Columbus State golfers struggled a bit Monday. Daniel Glidewell and Steven Paine both shot eight-over pars 148s. Glidewell shot a seven-over par 77 in round one and improved by six strokes in round two shooting a one-over par 71. Paine was consistent on Monday firing three-over pars 74s in both rounds. The two Cougars are tied for 58th place.
All-American Rourke Van der Spuy could not find his stroke in round one shooting a seven-over par 77, however, he did rebound firing a two-over par 72 in the final round of the day. He will begin play in 64 place with a two-round score of nine-over par 149.
Columbus State will conclude play in the Bobcat Invitational tomorrow morning at the Golf Club at Cuscowilla.