TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001
Ben Lockwood Leads TAAC Golf Championship After Round One
April 24, 2001
DADEVILLE, Ala. - JU's Ben Lockwood (Tamworth, New South Wales) fired a seven-under-par 65 in the first round of the Trans America Athletic Conference Golf Championship, setting a new amateur record on the Tradition Course of the StillWaters Resort, to claim first place after day one of the Championship in Dadeville, Ala. Lockwood's 65 ties the record for the best opening round set by Henrik Sevegran of Georgia State last year, and ranks in a tie for second all-time for a single round.
Lockwood's record was not the only one to fall on Monday as Georgia State shot an eight-under-par to record the best opening-round score in TAAC history and the fourth-best single-day score. The Panthers' score betters the 281 shot by the Hal Sutton-led Centenary Gents in 1979.
Eight players shot under-par for the day and two shot even-par on the par-72, 6864-yard course. UCF is in second place with a 291, followed by Jacksonville (295), Mercer (297), Jacksonville State (301), Troy State (303), Samford (309), Campbell (311), Stetson(311) and Florida Atlantic (312), respectively. Dave Womack of Georgia State is in second after firing a four-under-par 68, followed by And Hollis (69) of UCF, D.J. Fiese (70) of Georgia State and Jason Henley (70) of Mercer to round out the top five.
JU sophomore Will Morgan (Holy Port, England) shot a two-over-par 74 to finish round one in a tie for 14th place, while Andy Allen (Jacksonville, Fla.) is tied for 23rd with a 77, and Nicholas Sulzer (Geneva Switzerland) is tied for 33rd with a 79.
Round two of the TAAC Championship is on Tuesday with the final round beginning Wednesday morning.
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