JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's golf team shot a 2-over-par 290 on Friday in the opening round of the Jekyll Island Invitational.
Entering Saturday's second round, the second-ranked Hawks are two strokes out of first and tied for fourth. The 30-team field includes 14 nationally ranked teams.
Third-ranked Illinois Wesleyan and 17th-ranked LaGrange are tied for first after Rd. 1 at even-par 88. Top-ranked Emory is third with a 1-over 289 and 14th-ranked Hampden-Sydney is tied with Huntingdon for fourth.
Senior Stephen Shephard and junior Drew Mathers led the Hawks in the first round. Both Shephard and Mathews each shot a 3-under 69, are one stroke out of first and tied for fourth. Three golfers are tied for the lead after 18 holes at 4-under 68.
Coming Up: Huntingdon will play in the second round of the Jekyll Island Invitational on Saturday.