EUREKA, Mo. -- Malone jumped out to the first-round lead at the NCAA Division II Super Regional on Monday by posting a 3-over-par team score of 291 among the 20-team field. Led by Tyler Light's 3-under 69, the Pioneers hold a one-shot lead over current runner-up Grand Valley State.At the par-72, 7120-yard Fox Run Golf Club, the Pioneers lead GVSU, which has a current score of 292, by one stroke while nationally ranked Central Missouri is in third at 293.
For Malone, Light is tied for second place overall among 108 golfers in the field. Nate Tarter was close behind with a 1-under round of 71 (tied for seventh). Other Malone scorers included Garrison Myles with a 75, Jon Clark at 76 and Jay Hollifield with a 77.
Marcos Sevilla of Southeastern Oklahoma State leads the field with a 4-under score of 68, one stroke ahead of Light.
Play continues Tuesday with the third and final round scheduled for Wednesday. The top four teams will qualify for the NCAA Division II national championships in Allendale, Michigan, on May 19-23.