BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. --- Tennessee State golfer Robert Dinwiddie is the individual leader after the first round of the Nicholls State Gulf Coast Collegiate Classic and the Tigers stand in fourth place as a team after Monday’s play.
Dinwiddie had a 34 on the first nine holes and came back with a 32 to have a 66 and be six-under par on the par-72, 6,770-yard The Bridges Course. He stands one shot ahead of Jason Vaughn from team leader North Alabama.
As a team, the Tigers had a 290. Stu Michaels is in his fourth place with a 70. Other Tigers score were Mark Searle 76, Jordan Roberts 78, and Fraser Inglis 87.
North Alabama has a four-shot lead over the Tigers after an opening round 286. Host Nicholls State and Louisiana Tech are tied for second place, one shot ahead of the Tigers with a 289 each.
TSU holds a seven-shot lead over fifth place Jackson State and Tennessee-Martin which each had a 297. Other scores were New Orleans and Centenary 301, Lipscomb 302, Birmingham Southern 303, Carson-Newman 308, and Tennessee-Chattanooga 311.
The final round of the 36-hole event will be played Tuesday.