Davidson's Ross Tied for Sixth after Opening Raleigh Regional with Personal Best

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2018 NCAA Men's Golf Raleigh Regional
DAVIDSON COLLEGE WILDCATS
Seed: 13th
Bid: Automatic | Atlantic 10 Conference Champions
Head Coach: Tim Straub (Wake Forest '89) | 18th Season

REGIONAL INFORMATION
Date: May 14-16, 2018
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Host: North Carolina State
Course: Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Par | Yardage: 72 | 7,358
Format: 18-18-18
Field (Golfstat Rank/Automatic bid): 1. Georgia Tech (4/Atlantic Coast), 2. California (9), 3. Texas (16), 4. Arizona State (21), 5. Duke (28), 6. NC State (36), 7. Liberty (40/Big South), 8. Missouri (45), 9. Santa Clara (52), 10. Campbell (56), 11. Middle Tennessee State (74/Conference USA), 12. Augusta (111/Mid-Eastern Athletic), 13. Davidson (198/Atlantic 10), 14. Iona (268/Metro Atlantic Athletic)
Individuals: 1. Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb), 2. Mark Lawrence (Virginia Tech), 3. Conor Purcell (Charlotte), 4. Alex Weiss (Marshall), 5. Brendan MacDougall (High Point)
Website: DavidsonWildcats.com
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Freshman Alex Ross fired a personal-best four-under 67 to pace Davidson on day one of the 2018 NCAA Men's Golf Raleigh Regional at Lonnie Poole Golf Course.
 
Ross, the 2018 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, sits tied for sixth out of 75 competitors after carding five birdies and a bogey in the Wildcats' first-ever NCAA Regional appearance as a team.
 
The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional is a preliminary round of the NCAA Division I Men's Championship. Each Regional will consist of a 54-hole tournament with 13 or 14 teams and 10 individual players. The low five teams and low individual not included on those five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship that runs May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
 
Despite a pair of double bogeys, Davidson's Mike Blasey posted a two-over 73. The 2018 Atlantic 10 Individual Medalist made the turn in 38 before shooting one-under 35 on the back nine.
 
14th Davidson – 296
T6th Alex Ross – 67
T53rd Mike Blasey – 73
T70th Jack Lang – 78
T70th Michael Freeman – 78
75th Hoke Carlton - 82
 
No. 16 Texas, one of eight nationally-ranked teams at the Raleigh Regional, shot a 13-under 271 to grab the top spot on the team leaderboard by three over No. 4 Georgia Tech (272).
 
Doug Ghim (Texas) and Justin Burkhamer (Iona) share the individual lead after opening with rounds of 64.
 
Tuesday's second round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. The Wildcats will be paired with Iona and individual competitors beginning at 9:20 a.m. off the first tee.


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