Men's Golf Second After Day One of US Collegiate Championship
Oct. 19, 2012
By Gary Petit (@GaryWFU), Wake Forest Athletic Communications
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - The Wake Forest men's golf team got off to a good start at the US Collegiate Championship on Friday with a round of 3-over 291. That has the Demon Deacons in a tie for second place with host Georgia Tech.
Wake opened the round well, going out in 4-under par but the winds picked-up on the back nine and the entire field was effected. No team broke par on the day as Southern Cal holds the lead at 1-over par.
"We had a real good round today because all five guys were in it," said Wake Forest head coach Jerry Haas. "The wind picked-up as the day went on but I thought the guys really battled. Everyone was playing well and feeding off each other."
Freshman Davis Womble made a total of five birdies on his round of 1-under 71. That was Womble's second under-par round of the season and he is in a tie for 7th after the opening round.
Junior Thomas Birdsey played a solid round in the difficult conditions. He made 14 pars, two birdies and two bogeys in his even-par 72. That has Birdsey in a tie for 12th.
Senior Charlie Harrison and freshman Grayson Murray each carded rounds of 2-over 74. Harrison made three birdies and just one bogey on the opening nine to make the turn in 2-under par. Murray also had a good opening nine, making eight pars and one birdie.
Senior All-American Evan Beck, who came into the event with four-straight under-par rounds, opened with a 4-over 76. He was 1-over par through 15 holes but bogeyed his final three holes of the day.
Oklahoma State's Taylor Gooch made four birdies and an eagle in his round of 4-under 68 and he holds the first round lead. He is one shot ahead of a pair of players.
The Deacons will start the second round at 10:40 a.m. and are paired with Southern Cal and Kent State. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final two rounds.