Springhill, Tenn. - The Tennessee State University men's golf team finished the first round in fifth place but shot a total of 296 in the second to fall to an eighth-place tie after day one of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate at the King's Creek Golf Course.
As a team, the Tigers opened up the intercollegiate shooting 288 in the first round (8-over-par). However, they followed shooting 15 strokes over for a total score of 583 on the day.
OVC opponent, Murray State, currently sits out in front shooting rounds of 280 and 288 for a total of 568 (8-over-par).
TSU's Chris Seibel led all competitors at the end of the first round shooting 3-under-par for 67 but shot 73 (3-over-par) in the second to break even at 140. Seibel is currently tied at ninth to lead the Tigers in the individual standings.
Ryan Smith opened up scoring 3-over-par at 73, but returned in the second round to shoot 1-under-par at 69 to close out day one at 142 (2-over par).
Day two and the final round of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5.