Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

Davidson Leads A-10 Golf Championship After First Round

By Atlantic 10 Conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — Defending champion Davidson leads the Atlantic 10 Men’s Golf Championship after the first round, carding a 297 at Grand Cypress Friday.

Jack Lang, the 2017 A-10 Medalist, carded a 68 for Davidson to lead all golfers. Lang recorded four birdies during the round. Lang was one of only two golfers under par, the other being Saint Joseph’s Wills Montgomery, who shot a one-under 71, placing him second. Montgomery’s score helped the Hawks finish tied for second with VCU at 298, just one stroke behind Davidson.

The round was delayed for nearly two hours beginning at 9:45 am due to weather. When play resumed at 11:41 am, winds began to pick up, providing a blustery round for the remainder of the day.

George Mason’s Connor Messick was the only golfer to shoot even par, settling into third place with a 72. George Washington’s Adrian Castagnola is tied for fourth with a 73 and the Colonials are currently in fourth place as a team with a 301. SJU’s Michael O’Brien, Dayton’s Blake Solomon and Kristian Tannum Donaldson also tied for fourth with 73s.

St. Bonaventure is in fifth with a 302, one stroke behind GW. Dayton shot a 305, good for sixth place while Rhode Island is in seventh with a 307. Mason (308), La Salle (311), Richmond (317) and Fordham (332) rounded out the day one results.

Eight players recorded four birdies, including Montgomery. Saint Joseph’s freshman J.T. Spina recorded the only Eagle of the day, tallying a 3 on hole 11. George Mason’s William Christian led all golfers with 16 pars. 

Round two will begin at 7:30 am Saturday. The 54-hole championship will conclude Sunday with the winner receiving an automatic bid to NCAA Regionals.

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