Men's Golf in fifth after one day at the Taco Bell/Frito Lay Intercollegiate




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    Feb. 17, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA, Miss. - The Southern Illinois men's golf program is in fifth place after one round of the Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate. Brandon Cauldwell and Ben Patton both shot a 75 to lead the Salukis and are tied for ninth overall. The 11-team field will compete in the final round tomorrow, beginning at 10 a.m.

    "We're going to focus on each player improving a couple strokes tomorrow," head coach Leroy Newton said. "This wasn't the start we planned on having. We've had good practices out of everyone, so we'll try to put it together tomorrow and see where we can go from here."

    The Salukis shot a 310 in the first round of the spring season. Tennessee-Martin is leading the field by 19 strokes, but SIU is just seven strokes behind second-place New Orleans. All fsix Saluki golfers are in the top 35 in the 59-player field.

    The tournament initially was going to be a 54-hole tournament but the start was delayed because of frost, so the teams only played 18 holes on the first day. The final 18 holes will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m.

    Team Scores
    1. Tennessee-Martin - 284
    2. New Orleans - 303
    3. Fairleigh Dickinson - 304
    4. Missouri-St. Louis - 308
    5. Southern Illinois - 310
    6. William Carey - 314
    7. Christian Brothers - 315
    8. Illinois-Springfield - 324
    t9. Jackson State - 329
    t9. Talladega College - 329
    11. Southern Indiana - 330

    Individual Scores
    t9. Brandon Cauldwell - 75
    t21. Jeffrey Miller - 78
    t21. Jake Erickson - 78
    t30. Caleb Harms - 79
    t35. Drew Novara - 80

     

     

    t9. Ben Patton - 75*
    *Competed as an individual

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