Covenant In 18th After Round 1 Of Royal Lakes Fall Invitational
Monday, October 7, 2019 - by Andrew Mindeman
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Covenant men's golf team opened the 2019-20 season on Monday with the first round of the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational, hosted by Oglethorpe.
The Scots shot a 318 as a team and sit in 18th overall, just one shot back of Lynchburg. Hampden-Sydney leads the large field after a 278 in the opening round, while Guilford's Addison Manring is the clubhouse leader after he shot a 6-under, 66.
Covenant is one of four USA South teams in the tournament joining LaGrange, Maryville, and Greensboro.
Nathan Hawkins paced the Scots in the first round with a 75. Hawkins carded three birdies on the day, including two over his final eight holes, and sits in a tie for 51st overall in the tournament. John Livingston made his collegiate debut with a 78 to go along with three birdies as he sits in a tie for 77th in the event.
Crawford Collett (81) and Will DeMersseman (84) rounded out the scorers for the Scots in the first round. Isaac Duncan finished up the first day with an 89.
Covenant will conclude the tournament on Tuesday.