Hawks in third after Rd. 1 of USA South Tournament

Junior Stephen Shephard shot an even-par 72 in the opening round of the USA South Conference Tournament. Shephard is tied for fifth and the Hawks are in third entering Friday's second round.
Junior Stephen Shephard shot an even-par 72 in the opening round of the USA South Conference Tournament. Shephard is tied for fifth and the Hawks are in third entering Friday's second round.

LAGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's golf team shot 7-over-par 295 in the first round of the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday.

Entering Friday's second round at Highland Country Club, the Hawks are third in the nine-team field. Methodist leads the tournament with a 1-over 289 and North Carolina Wesleyan is second with a 6-over 294. Maryville and LaGrange are tied for fourth at 14-over 302.

North Carolina Wesleyan's Grady Anderson turned in the best round on Thursday with a 4-under 68.

Huntingdon junior Stephen Shephard is four strokes off the lead and tied for fifth with an even-par 72. Senior Jon Colten Stanaland and sophomore Drew Mathers each shot 2-over 74 and are tied for 13th. Junior Henry Gee shot a 3-over 75 and is tied for 16th and junior Mark Connelly shot a 4-over 76 and is tied for 21st.

 

Coming Up: Huntingdon will play in Round 2 of the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday.