SAVANNAH, Ga. (October 29, 2018) –North Carolina A&T’s young talent on the golf course keeps leading the way for men’s golf. On Monday, two freshmen men’s golfers finished in the top-10 of the 2018 Savannah State University Tiger Fall Invitational played at the par-72, 6,748-yard Crosswinds Golf Club course.
Golfers played their first two rounds on Monday and will conclude with a final round on Tuesday. In his opening rounds, freshman Xavier Williams carded 74’s in each the first two 18-hole walks around the course to finish the day in seventh place with a 4-over 148. Teammate and fellow freshman Diego Gonzalez is in a tie for eighth place after playing his way out of a tie for 14th-place after the first round.
As a team, the Aggies are in third place after shooting a 306 in the first round and a 311 in the second to finish the day with a 41-over 617. The Aggies are 28 strokes off the lead as the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats shot a 13-over 589 and went as low as 292 in the second round. N.C. A&T is 11 strokes behind second-place Florida A&M who shot a first-round 301 followed by a second-round 305 for a two-round total of 606.
Individually, Williams was in fourth place after the first round, but 73’s shot by B-CU’s Jake Lane, Dante Davis, Christian Hovstadius and Timothius Tirto Tamardi knocked Williams from his top-5 perch.
But Gonzalez moved up the leaderboard thanks to a second-round 73. Gonzalez, who already has a tournament to his credit, shot a 77 in the first round. Teammate Cody Lisner was in the top-10 after the first round. Lisner carded a first-round 75 to finish in a tie for ninth place after the first 18 holes. He dropped out of the top-10 with a second-round 81.
Sophomores Stefan Holczer and Casey Lindo also competed on Monday. The Aggie men are playing their final round of competitive golf in 2018 on Tuesday before completing the 2018-19 season during the spring semester. The men’s opening tournament after the New Year is the Lonnie Barton Invitational hosted by LIU Brooklyn in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 4-5.