Men’s golf team in 11th after 36 holes

Vince Lovergine, Men's golf reporter

The Eastern men’s golf team finished day one of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate Monday in 11th place.

Junior Charlie Adare led the Panthers through one round, sitting alone in the 62nd spot. In the first round, Adare finished with an 82, and tallied a 75 in round two, finishing with 157 through two rounds.

In round one Adare had half of his holes go over par, while hole three was the lone hole that was under par. In round two he only had 5 holes over par, and two that were under.

All 11 teams played 36 holes on the Par 72, 7,000-yard course Monday and close out tournament play on Tuesday with the final 18 holes.

The tournament field included host team Austin Peay, fellow Ohio Valley Conference opponents: Belmont, Murray State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee-Martin. Binghamton, Mercer, Missouri State, Samford were also there.

In last year’s event, the Panthers finished last out of 14 teams at the F&M Bank APSU intercollegiate.

Sophomore Romeo Perez is tied for the 66th in the tournament finishing with 81 in the first round and 78 in the second. Overall, Perez finished with 159 total score.

Host team Austin Peay, currently holds the number four spot, trailing Missouri State at number three, Tennessee-Martin in second, and Murray State at the top.

To round out the standings, Mercer sits in 5th, Samford at 6th, Tennessee State holds the 7th spot, Belmont University is in 8th place, Binghamton at number nine, and Tennessee Tech in 10th.

Eastern as a team shot +62 par and combined for a 638 score.

So far in the fall season, Eastern has yet to finish in the middle of the pack in tournament play.

Senior Alex Gowin finished day one tied for 71st place, shooting +18 par with a combined score of 162 on the day.

Sebastian Olrog and Marcello Verdolin were the last place finishers in the tournament, with Olrog in 4th place and Verdolin in 75th with a total round score of 166.

Eastern finishes the F&M APSU intercollegiate tournament tomorrow with 18 holes, with an 8:30 a.m. start.

Vince Lovergine can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]