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Centre men tied for 12th after opening round at Rhodes Invite

Centre men tied for 12th after opening round at Rhodes Invite

TUNICA, Miss. – The Centre men's golf team played the first 36 holes of the 54-hole Rhodes Fall Collegiate Classic at Tunica National G.C. and currently sit in a tie for 12th place with 18 holes remaining.

Centre fired an opening combined team score of 300 at Tunica and followed it up with a score of 298 in the afternoon session to sit three shots back of Ohio Wesleyan and five back of DePauw. Emory leads the tournament, followed by Southwestern and Texas-Tyler.

Individually, the low man of the day for the Colonels was senior Andrew McKinney, who fired an opening round 69, the second lowest score in the field, followed by a score of 73 in the afternoon to finish at two under par for the day with a two-day score of 142. McKinney's 36-hole score currently puts him in a tie for tenth place overall going into Monday.

Senior Hall Rupert (Powells Point, N.C.) had a two-round score of 152 for the Colonels. In his second round, Rupert shook off a run of three straight bogeys to play his final four holes at two under par and finish with a round of 75 for the afternoon session.

Junior Hans Stromberg (Lexington, Ky.) began his tournament with a round of 73 in the morning session and followed up with a score of 81 in the afternoon, including three birdies on the back nine, to end up at 154 through the opening 36 holes.

Junior Will Hellman (Louisville, Ky.) struggled in his opening round with a score of 81, but played significantly better in the afternoon, recording birdies on four of his last seven holes to go one under par for the back nine and post a score of 74.

Senior Paxton Duff (Louisville, Ky.) improved on his morning session score by seven strokes, shooting even par on the back nine to bring his two-round score to 159.

The Rhodes Fall Collegiate Classic will wrap up with the final 18 holes on Monday.