MEAC Completes Day One of 2017 Men's Golf Championship

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 04/26/2017
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations

SAVANNAH, Ga., April 26, 2017—After the first day of the 2017 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's Golf Championships at the Crosswinds Golf Club on Wednesday, Augusta University holds the overall lead with an 11-under 277 and dominates the top of the leaderboard.

All five of Augusta's players shot under par in the first round, with two-time MEAC Golfer of the Month Broc Everett holding the individual lead after shooting a 5-under 67. In the bogey-free round, Everett had three birdies and an eagle on the par-5 ninth.

Emmanuel Kountakis currently sits in second with a 3-under 69, with six birdies and three bogeys, while Gustav Andersson is tied for third after firing a 2-under 70 – benefitting from a 3-under back nine. Savannah State's Zach Otto also shot an opening-round 70, birdying three of his last four holes.

Jake Marriott and Viktor Edin of Augusta are tied for fifth at 1-under 71, along with Hampton's Jordan Samuels.

Bethune-Cookman's Christian Hovstadius sits eighth after shooting an even-par 72. His teammates Daniel Brennan and Marcus Sundloff round out the top 10, each firing a 1-over 73 in the first round.

Augusta, the two-time defending MEAC champion, holds a 15-shot lead over Bethune-Cookman – which opened the tournament on Wednesday with a 4-over 292. North Carolina Central sits in third after one day with a 10-over 298, while host Savannah State is fourth with a 12-over 300.

Hampton sits in fifth after a 14-over 302 on the first day, while Florida A&M (25-over 313) and Maryland Eastern Shore (43-over 331) are sixth and seventh, respectively.

Thursday's second round will begin with the first tee time at 8 a.m. Live scoring will again be available through GolfStat.

The championship is free and open to the public.

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