Senior Wilson McDonald registered his 13th round at or under par of the 2013-14 season.
March 28, 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif. – The No. 14 UAB men’s golf team is in sixth place at The Goodwin after one round of competition. UAB recorded a 279 (-1) on Friday at the Stanford Golf Course.
“It was mixed bag really,” head coach Alan Murray stated. “We played some very good golf at times today, but leaked oil on our back nine. A team score of under par is always good around this course, but we could have been a lot better.”
Tournament-host Stanford leads the 18-team field after the first round. No. 7 Stanford fired a 268 (-12) on its home course. UAB was one of six teams to shot an under par on Friday.
Senior Wilson McDonald led the way with a one-under par round at the par-70, 6,727-yard course. It marked his 13th round of the year at or under par, which leads the squad. McDonald is in a tie for 17th place heading into Saturday.
Redshirt senior Thomas Sutton, junior Paul Dunne, and sophomore Martin Rohwer all fired a 70 (E) on the first day of play. The UAB trio is tied for 26th place.
Senior Sam Love completed the Blazers’ lineup with a five-over par on Friday. Love is currently tied for 76th place with two rounds remaining.
“If we can play a little bit better tomorrow and eliminate some of the major mistakes we made today we will be alright,” concluded Murray. “The lads did well without having nearly their best stuff. We are looking forward to the rest of the week.”
The Goodwin resumes on Saturday with the second round of competition. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.
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