Stamey first to lead Spartans to third place after first round at Pinehurst
PINEHURST, N.C. – Nathan Stamey fired a two-under 70 to sit atop the leaderboard and lead his team to a third-place standing after Sunday’s first round at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate played on Pinehurst No. 8.
Stamey’s 70 was good for a one shot lead over Indiana’s Drew Allenspach and SMU’s Colt Knost. Opening the day on the back nine, Stamey, a sophomore from Canton, NC, recorded four birdies and two bogies, which came back-to-back on 14 and 15, to card his two-under-par round.
Teammate Kent Copeland is tied for 14th place after shooting 74 on Sunday.
Southern Methodist holds the team lead after the first round, carding a 291 in the opening round. Tournament co-host Indiana is second at 294, followed by UNCG and UAB at 298. Xavier and Penn State are tied for fifth at 301.
The second round of play gets underway Monday morning.
TEAM STANDINGS: 1. SMU 291, 2. Indiana 294, T-3. UNCG 298, T-3. UAB 298, T-5. Xavier 301, T-5. Penn State 301, 7. Charlotte 302, 8. Marquette 304, T-9. Wisconsin 305, T-9. Ball State 305, T-9. UNC Wilmington 305, T-12. Southern Mississippi 306, T-12. Rhode Island 306, T-14. VCU 307, T-15. Illinois 308, 16. East Carolina 310, 17. Michigan 316.
TOP 10: 1. Nathan Stamey (UNCG) 70, T-2. Drew Allenspach (Indiana) 71, T-2. Colt Knost (SMU) 71, T-4. Brandon DeStefano (SMU) 72, T-4. Robert Rohanna (Penn State) 72, T-4. Josh Thompson (UAB) 72, T-7. Jorge Campillo (Indiana) 73, T-7. Andrew DiBitetto (Charlotte) 73, T-7. Garrett Jones (Wisconsin) 73, T-7. Patrick Nagle (Illinois) 73, Will Shambley (UNC Wilmington) 73, John Streibich (Xavier) 73, Joe Weber (Marquette) 73.
OTHER UNCG GOLFERS: T-14. Kent Copeland 74, T-37. J.D. Bass 76, T-52. Burton Wood 78, T-52. Jake Lowder 78.
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