HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - UT Tyler is tied for second after the Tuesdayâ€™s opening round of the NCAA Division III Menâ€™s Golf Tournament at the Las Colinas Golf Course.
The Patriots, who fired a 296, are three shots behind leader Huntingdon College (Montgomery, Alabama) (293). UT Tyler is tied with Rhodes College (Memphis, Tennessee) and LaGrange College (LaGrange, Georgia)
Huntingdon started its tournament at the El Campeon Golf Course where UT Tyler will play its second round starting at 6:30 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday.
â€śI like that we are close to the lead even though I donâ€™t think we played our best and did not finish the way we needed to,â€ť UT Tyler coach Michael McMunn said. â€śBut we have put ourselves in a good position. Iâ€™m excited to get back out there.â€ť
Freshman Trystan Perkins (Guernsey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom) led the Patriots with a 73 and is tied for 17th in the medalist race. He had four birdies.
Other Patriot golfers include senior Brandon Rougeau (T24, 74, Cedar Park, transfer from Tyler Junior College), junior Sam Hill (T24, 74, Orlando, Florida), junior George Toone (39, 75, Edenbridge, England) and senior Cody Gilbert (T92, 78, Whitehouse).
Huntingdonâ€™s Addison Lambeth leads the tournament after carding a 3-under 69, while David Rabil (Christopher Newport, Virginia) and Cameron Willis (Wittenberg, Ohio) are tied for second after turning in 70s on Tuesday.
Mary Hardin-Baylor, which won the American Southwest Conference Championship, is 14th with a 304 team total and Concordia-Texas is in 21st after starting with a 311.
After Wednesdayâ€™s second round, the field will be cut to the top 18 teams and the top six individuals not on those teams for the final two rounds Thursday and Friday.