May 4, 2009

Wayne State Finishes First Round Atop Leaderboard At Midwest/South

Wayne State University golf team carded a score of 278 to lead the 20-team field after the first round of the NCAA Super Regional at The Meadows.

At six-under after Monday's action, the Warriors were the only squad to finish under par. Central Missouri State is in second place with a three-over 287, followed by Northeastern (291). St. Edward's and Ferris State are tied for fourth (292).

Steve Cuzzort (Grosse Ile, Mich.) and Joe Juszczyk (Dearborn Heights, Mich./Divine Child) are at the top of the field in first and second place, respectively, while Chad Johnson (Plymouth, Mich./Canton) is in a three-way tie for fifth.

Cuzzort totaled six birdies on his way to a four-under 67. Juszczyk, who sits a stroke back at 68, had four birdies with an eagle on the front nine. Johnson birdied three holes in the opening round and finished with a score of 70.

Hagan Risner (Garden City, Mich.) is tied for 23rd after shooting 73, and Michael Wouters (Sterling Hts., Mich./Henry Ford II) is in 108th place with a score of 83.

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North Alabama Cards 281 To Take Lead In South/Southeast

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - Fifth-ranked USC Aiken concluded the first round of the South/Southeast Regional at the par 72, 7,126-yard Robert Trent Jones of the Shoals Fighting Joe Course in 13th place.
The Pacers shot an opening round team score of nine-over-par 297.
Kevin Grady (Woodbine, Md.) led the Pacers in the inaugural round, carding an even 72 to finish the first day in a tie for 17th.
All-Peach Belt Conference performers J.P. Solis (Morelia, Mexico) and Roberto Diaz (Veracruz, Mexico) were not far behind Grady with both finishing the first round in the top 50 individually. Solis fired a one-over-par 73 to conclude the day in a tie for 29th, while Diaz shot a 74 to end his first round in a tie for 43rd.
Host institution and 2009 Gulf South Conference champion North Alabama is currently in first as a team with a total team tally of 281 after the first round.
Lynn is four strokes back in second with a first round team score of 285. Barry rounds out the top three with a 288.
Lynn's Chris Goldan is in first individually after the first round after shooting a five-under-par 67.
Second round action gets underway tomorrow once again at 7:30 a.m.
The top five teams and the top two individuals not with a team from the Southeast Regional (regardless of region) will advance to the finals May 19-22 at Loomis Trail Golf Club in Blaine, Wash. The finals will be hosted by Western Washington University.

The Pacers are playing in their 18th consecutive NCAA Tournament. USC Aiken has made the field every year since joining the Peach Belt Conference and NCAA Division II in 1992.
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Sonoma State Takes Lead In First Day At Central/West

LINCOLN, Neb. - Chico State junior Brandon Harkins and Sonoma State are atop the leaderboard after 18 holes of the 2009 NCAA Division II Men's Central/West Regional Championships that opened Monday at the par-71, 7,016-yard Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.

Harkns, the California Collegiate Athletic Association's (CCAA) Newcomer of the Year, carded a 6-under par 65 and holds a one-shot advantage over conference rivals Danny Hoff (Cal State Stanislaus) and Jarin Todd (Sonoma State). Both players fired opening-round scores of 5-under par 66.

Todd, a two-time All-American, helped Sonoma State post a first-round total of even-par 284. The Seawolves are five stroke in front of Colorado-Colorado Springs (289) and six shots ahead of CCAA rivals Cal State Stanislaus and Chico State. Both the Warriors and Wildcats are at six-over par 294.

Cal State San Bernardino (294) and Cal State Monterey Bay (298) are in fifth and sixth place, respectively.

A total of five CCAA players are among the top seven spots in the individual standings.

The 54-hole event continues on Tuesday and concludes with the final round on Wednesday. Complete results can be found at


Fayetteville State Leads NCAA East/Atlantic Super Regionals After Day 1

Courtesy of Fayetteville State

Daniels, WV - Fayetteville State University Men's Golf team entered the 2009 NCAA Division II Super Regionals as the highest seed in the Atlantic Region. After the conclusion of the first of three rounds, the bull's-eye remains on the backs of the Broncos. FSU sits on top of the leaderboard with a 16 over par (304) score. West Liberty State and Adelphi remain in close contention with a 309 and 312 score. Derek Scott (Hope Mills, NC) and Joel Lynn (Sanford, NC) led the Bronco squad with a three over par score. They were both tied at fifth with two others in a 108 player field. Fayetteville State will tee off for the second round tomorrow afternoon at 12:50 pm.

The NCAA DII East/Atlantic Regional Tournament is being hosted by Concord University at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniel, WV. The Cobb Course is 7,084 yards for a Par 72. It features over 200 feet of elevation change, 54 sand bunkers, eight lakes, ever-changing sun angles, and fairways that subtly - or suddenly - slope the "wrong" way. One of the Cobb Course's most outstanding holes is No. 16. This 420-yard par 4 is the first of three great finishing holes and forces the golfer to carry water three different times, twice off the tee, and on the second shot to a well guarded green

The Broncos began the first round with early morning tee times. Bryan Connor took his first swing at 7:30 am. His teammates followed in 10-minute intervals. Joel Lynn, the 2009 CIAA Player of the Year, was the last Bronco to tee off with the fifth group (8:10 am). He had pars on the first three holes until he bogeyed the fourth hole. Lynn faltered again on the sixth hole with another bogey to finish the front nine with two over par. He limited his bogeys to one (hole #15) on the back nine. Lynn continues to lead the Broncos with a three over par score.

Derek Scott also had a +3 (75) score in the first round. He was three over in the front nine with bogeys on the third, fourth, sixth and seventh hole. Scott's score increased to +4 after the 10th hole but dropped when he birdied the 17th hole.

Kevin Lyles scored two birdies on his way to a +5 score (77 strokes). He was two over par on the front nine and +3 on the back. Jeremy Ringled was tied with Lyles on the leaderboard. He also chipped in a birdie on the front and back nine. Bryan Connor had two birdies on the back nine. He had a total score of 93 (+21) on the day. Of the 18 holes, Connor stroked four pars in addition to his birdies.

CIAA Runner-up Virginia State was ranked 20th for the day with a 333 score.