Spartan Golfers Tied for Eighth After Day One of Mason Dixon Classic

Spartan Golfers Tied for Eighth After Day One of Mason Dixon Classic

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA – The York College golf squad spent a rainy Saturday at the Bridges Golf Club participating in the opening round of the 2016 Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic hosted by McDaniel College. The Spartans finished day one tied for eighth out of 13 teams in the tournament.  

 

Course Information

Bridges Golf Club – Abbottstown, Pa.

Par 72

6713 Yards

70 Players

 

Top Five Tournament Teams (Par 288)

1. Kenyon – 290 (+2)

2. McDaniel – 297 (+9)

3. Messiah – 305 (+17)

4. Stevens – 306 (+18)

5. Muhlenberg – 308 (+20)

T8. York (Pa.) – 314 (+26)

 

Top Spartan Finishers

• Freshman Morgan Uhlick (Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax) once again led the Spartans as he fired a three-over-par 75 to finish tied for 11th in the 70 player field. Uhlick shot a one-over 37 on the front nine. He started the round with six straight pars before posting a bogey on seven. He had a second straight bogey on eight but ended the front nine with a birdie on the par four ninth hole. Uhlick had two bogeys and seven pars to shoot a two-over 38 on the back. Uhlick sits six strokes back of tournament leader Brandon Vance from McDaniel.

• Sophomore Tyler Newton (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) played well for the Spartans as he shot a five-over-par 77 to sit tied for 20th after the first round. Newton shot a 42 on the front nine as he he started with a triple and a bogey on the first two holes. He rebounded to shoot just two over the remaining seven holes on the front. Newton bounced back in a big way on the back as he recorded a pair of birdies, one bogey and six pars en route to a 35 on the inward nine. Newton is tied with eight players at +5.

• Senior Alex Colton (Bangor, Pa./Bangor) was the third Spartan to shoot in the 70's as he carded a seven-over-par 79. Colton shot 43 on the front but steadied himself with an even-par 36 on the back. He is tied for 31st place.  

• Junior Brandon Hur (Monroe Township, N.J./Monroe Township) was the fourth Spartan scorer as he shot an 83. Hur carded a 43 on the front nine followed by a 40 on the back. He is tied for 57th place.

• Freshman Zach Billings (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) was the fifth tournament participant for the Spartans as he shot an 84 to tie for 63rd place.

 

Tournament Notes:

The Spartans team round of 314 was their second highest round of the year as it was three strokes better than their worst round of the year, a 317 at the Tom Kinder Memorial Tournament … Kenyon holds a seven stroke lead over second place McDaniel … five players were under par during the round … no player finished at even par.

 

Up Next

The Spartans return to the Bridges on Sunday morning when they play in the second round of the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic. The round is slated for a 9:30 am start.  

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