Men's Golf Second After Day One of US Collegiate Championship
Davis Womble carded his second under-par round of the season on Friday.

Oct. 19, 2012

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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. will have live scoring of the final two rounds.

Wake Forest     291    +3   t-2nd
Davis Womble     71    -1   t-7th
Thomas Birdsey     72   E   t-12th
Charlie Harrison     74    +2   t-22nd
Grayson Murray     74    +2   t-22nd
Evan Beck     76    +4   t-39th



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