PINEHURST, N.C. - Robert Hoadley's opening round two-under par 70 has him two shots off the lead and led UNC Greensboro to a sixth place standing after the opening round at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate presented by Gatorade on Friday.
Hoadley, who grew up right around the corner in Southern Pines, N.C., teed off on No. 10. He played his first nine holes of the day in 37, but played the front side in just 33, finishing with birdies at No. 7 and 8 and a par on No. 9 to close out his round. He sits two shots off the lead, which is held by Penn State's Kevin Foley. Virginia Tech's Mikey Moyers is second.
Penn State holds the team lead at even-par 288, one shot better than Eastern Kentucky and two shots ahead of Virginia Tech. The Spartans are sixth after a round of 296, eight shots back.
Saturday's second round gets underway at 9 a.m. with tee times off Nos. 1 and 10. UNCG will begin play in the 9:54 a.m. pairing off of No. 1.
TEAM SCORES: Penn State 288, Eastern Kentucky 289, Virginia Tech 290, Michigan State 292, VCU 294, UNCG 296, SMU 297, Old Dominion 299, Radford 300, Ball State 301, Northern Illinois 301, Marshall 301, Belmont 303, Richmond 305, Francis Marion 307.
Top 10: 1. Kevin Foley (Penn State) 68; 2. Mikey Moyers (Virginia Tech) 69; T-3. Zack Butler (Eastern Kentucky) 70; T-3. Robert Hoadley (UNCG) 70; T-5. Johan Eriksson (Eastern Kentucky) 71; T-5. Vincent Nadeau (VCU) 71; T-5. Jack Newman (Michigan State) 71; T-5. Sam Wall (Old Dominion) 71; T-9. Marshall Bailey (Virginia Tech) 82; T-9. Ross Cosat (Ball State) 72; T-9. T.J. Howe (Penn State) 72; T-9. James Kwon (SMU) 72; T-9. Carson Schambach (Marshall) 72; T-9. Matt Triplett (Northern Illinois) 72.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-32. Ryan Heisey 75; T-32. Will Bowman 75; T-32. Will Almand 75 (indiv); T-41. Colin Chapman 76; T-65. Matt Younts 79; T-72. Justin Clement 80 (indiv).
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