Event 6: Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate
Hosted by: Tennessee Tech
Location: Sevierville, Tenn.
Course: Sevierville Golf Club
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 6,913
Weather at Start of 1st Round: Sunny, 47
Scoring: At tsutigers.com after completed rounds
Place After 1st Round: 5th of 15 (+5)
Top 5 Teams:
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State men’s golf team backed up its third place finish from a week ago with a solid performance on day one of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. As a unit, the Tigers compiled a 5-over, 293, on Sunday to sit in fifth place heading into the final two days of the event. The Big Blue is only three strokes out of a top three finish, but will have to fend off eight squads who are all within eight strokes.
Seniors Rosario Falzone and Drew Owens lead the way after carding an Even, 72, through the first 18 holes. The duo are tied for 16th and are five strokes behind co-leaders Scott Odell of Lee University and Martin Eliasson of Eastern Kentucky.
Junior Tyler Woods shot a 2-over, 74, and is one stroke ahead of senior Scotty Hudson (75). Senior Sam Gatlin finished the day with a 5-over, 77, just outside of scoring for the Tigers on day one.
Owens recorded three birdies to go along with 13 pars to pace his play. The Atlanta, Ga. product also produced the third best scoring (-1) on the courses par-3's. Hudson led all Tigers with four birdies, which was the third highest amount of all golfers, and shot 1-under on par-4 scoring. Not to be outdone, Falzone shot 1-under on the par-5's while Woods shot Even on the par-4's.
Up Next: Round two of the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Leaderboard (90 Golfers)
T1. Scott Odell (Lee) 67, -5
T1. Martin Eliasson (Eastern Kentucky) 67, -5
T16. Drew Owens 72, E
T16. Rosario Falzone 72, E
T31. Tyler Woods 74, +2
T45. Scotty Hudson 75, +3
T63. Sam Gatlin 77, +5