Men’s Golf Tenth After Day One of Oglethorpe Invitational

Posted on October 31st, 2006 by

Gustavus junior Mark Stuckey fired a first-round 73 to lead the Gustie effort at the Oglethorpe/Royal Lakes Fall Classic.

Gustavus junior Mark Stuckey fired a first-round 73 to lead the Gustie effort at the Oglethorpe/Royal Lakes Fall Classic.

The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team sits tenth after the first day of the Oglethorpe/Royal Lakes Fall Classic at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in Flowery Branch, Ga. Led by Mark Stuckey‘s 73, the Gusties posted an 18-hole team score of 308. The 12-team field includes top six teams in the nation and four other ranked in the top 25 of the Golf Coaches Association of America/Bridgestone Division III Coaches Poll.

Defending NCAA Division III champion and top-ranked Methodist (N.C.) leads the 12-team field with a 290. #2 Guilford (N.C.), #3 Emory (Ga.), and #4 Huntingdon (Ala.) are each four shots back at 294, while #5 Rhodes (Tenn.) and #8 Oglethorpe (Ga.) are tied for fifth at 300.

Erik Tone (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) and Eric Harris (Jr., Eden Prairie, Minn.) each fired first-round 78s for the Gusties, while Jordan Hawkinson (Jr., Lindstrom, Minn.) and Ricky Copeland (Fy., Mahtomedi, Minn.) rounded out the Gustavus team with a pair of 79s.

Play concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday.
Team Standings
First Round (national ranking in parentheses)
(1) Methodist 290
(2) Guilford 294
(3) Emory 294
(4) Huntingdon 294
(5) Rhodes 300
(8) Oglethorpe 300
(NR) Central (Iowa) 303
(6) Saint John’s 304
(11) LaGrange 307
(15) Gustavus 308
(NR) Wesley 312
(24) Greensboro 313

Gustavus Individual Scores
Mark Stuckey 73
Erik Tone 78
Eric Harris 78
Jordan Hawkinson 79
Ricky Copeland 79

 

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