Mocs Stand Sixth Following Round One of Guy Harvey Invitational
Second round delayed due to darkness
PALM BEACH GARDENS - Florida Southern opened up play here Monday in the Guy Harvey Invitational hosted by Nova Southeastern University at the PGA National Champion Course by firing a first round score of 299 to stand tied for sixth place.
The beginning of the second round was slowed by a one-hour weather delay, before the round was delayed due to darkness and the teams will complete the final five holes of the second round and then play another 18 holes on Tuesday to complete the tournament.
In the second round, the Moccasins had completed 14 holes and through 14 holes they were shooting two-under par as three of its four golfers competing were under par, while the fourth, senior Peter Creighton (Kenmore, N.Y.) was at five-over with four holes to play. The Mocs were playing short handed in the second round as its top player statistically this year, junior Tim Crouch (Mt. Vernon, Ohio) was sitting out after shooting a 77 in the first round. Crouch was battling an injured wrist that was suffered in practice on Saturday and then was reaggrevated in Sunday's practice round at the PGA National Champion Course.
Leading the way for the Mocs in the first round was freshman Austin Schultz (Lakeland, Fla.), who carded a one-under par 71 after shooting a 37 in the first round and a 34 in the second round. Schultz was sitting tied for sixth place following the first round of action. In the second round, Schultz was shooting a one-under par through 14 holes.
The Mocs are tied with Flagler College for sixth place after the first round as they are one shot in front of eighth place University of Indianapolis (300) and six shots behind fifth place Lynn University, who carded a first round score of 293. Tournament host Nova Southeastern led the way in the first round as the Sharks carded a nine-under par 279 to stand nine shots in front of second place Eckerd (288) and 11 shots in front of third place, Barry University (290).
NSU's Ian Facey sits atop the leaderboard as he carded a six-under par 66 in the first round. NSU's Ben Taylor shot a 67 to stand in second place, while Indianapolis' Jon Jozefowski, Rollins' Charlie Fitzgerald and Eckerd's Jeff Evanier each fired a three-under par 69 to stand tied for third place.
In addition to Schultz, junior Shane Convery (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) fired a two-over par 74 to stand tied for 24th place after the first round. Crouch and senior Case Gard (Lakeland, Fla.) each shot a 77 in the first round to stand tied for 42nd place, while Creighton shot an 80 in the first round to stand tied for 64th place. In the second round, Convery was one-under through 14 holes, while Gard was at five-under par for 14 holes.
The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the completion the second round at 8:15 a.m., before the third round begins.