Gustie Men 11th after 1st Day 16 May 12

The Gustavus men’s golf team shot a 301 (+13) in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships Tuesday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. and sits in 11th place. Host institution Oglethorpe leads the field of 41 after recording a 285 (-3) at the Mission Inn Resort & Club. Claremont Mudd Scripps and Christopher Newport both shot a 289 (+1) and are tied for second.

Sophomores Simon Erlandsson and Tyler McMorrow, who each tallied an even-par 72 on the El Campeon Course, are tied for ninth place to lead the Gusties and are four strokes behind the leader – Oglethrope’s Anthony Maccaglia (-4). Erlandsson collected five birdies and five bogeys, while McMorrow had four of each.

The second round for the Three Crowns will be played on the Las Colinas Course. Gervais will begin play for the team with a 12:00 p.m. EST tee time, followed by Erlandsson (12:10 p.m.), Oakes (12:20 p.m.), McMorrow (12:30 p.m.) and Kolquist (12:40 p.m.).