Drexel Tops Standings After First Round of CAA Menís Golf Championship
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (April 26, 2013) – Six strokes separate the top five teams in the standings of the 2013 CAA Men’s Golf Championship after the first round on the St. James Plantation Reserve Club and Drexel holds the lead with a team score of 303. Senior James Braunsberg leads the Dragons after carding a round-best 71 and enters the second-round tied in the lead with William & Mary’s Alex Hicks.
The Dragons, who shot 303 on the 7,069-yard, par 72 course, are followed by the Tribe by just one stroke. The defending CAA champions UNCW stand in third place after 18-holes, while James Madison follows in fourth after carding 306. Delaware, which shot 309 on the opening day, stands in fifth, followed by Towson (317) and Hofstra (332).
Drexel also received a strong outing by freshman Christopher Crawford, who shot even (72) on the day for third place. UNCW’s Payne McLeod stands in fourth place after a 1-over 73 performance and William & Mary’s Jeremy Wells, JMU’s Ryan Vince, and Delaware’s Braden Shattuck head into the second round tied for fifth after carding a 74 over the first 18-holes.
Towson’s Sam Stewart and JMU’s Rich Leeper matched a 75 for an eight place mark after the first day, while UNCW’s Stefan Brewer, nephew of last week’s CAA women’s golf medalist Shabril Brewer, and Delaware’s Ben Conroy round out the top-10 scorers of the day as they finished 4-over par.
Hicks eagled on a par 5 on hole #17 for the only eagle of the round. Leeper and Conroy led the individuals with four birdies apiece in the first round, while Wells made par on a round-high 16 holes on the first day.
The 54-hole championship is scheduled to continue on Saturday. The teams will start at split tees at 9:00 a.m., on the Reserve Club. Drexel, William & Mary, UNCW, James Madison and Delaware will tee-off on the first tee, while Towson and Hofstra will tee-off on the 10th tee. Live scoring will be available at GolfStat.com