Up and Down Day

Evan Davis
Evan Davis

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was a tale of two rounds for the Belmont men's golf team as they stand 11th after day one of the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate held Monday at Richland Country Club in Nashville.

In the first round this morning, the Bruins started off strong, posting a team score of 297, but in the afternoon, the team lost their momentum and carded a 306.  They finished the day in 11th place with a 36-hole score of 603.  Rice has the team lead at 571, while Lipscomb and Western Kentucky are tied for second at 580. 

Two Belmont golfers are among the top-20 after day one.  Freshman Evan Davis leads the team as he is tied for 10th place at 143.  He is seven shots behind the individual leader, Mitchell Meissner of Rice.  Davis shot rounds of 69 and 74 on Monday.  Fellow freshman Jack Uselton is four shots back of Davis and in a tie for 18th place at 147.  He posted rounds of 74 and 73.

Other Belmont scores from day one included: sophomore Nate Thomson (T-48, 152), senior Logan Matthews (T-73, 163), and junior Daniel Booker (T-76, 165).

Two Bruins are competing as individuals.  Freshman Bogle LaRue is in 79th place at 167, while sophomore Win Temple is in 80th place at 172.

The third and final round begins Tuesday morning with an8:30am start.