MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Buoyed by the lowest team score at a conference tournament in school history, the Belmont men's golf team leads after round one of the OVC Championship held on the Fighting Joe Course at the RTJ Golf Trail at The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
On a sunny and warm Easter Sunday, the Bruins found lots of treats on the course. They carded a team score of 275 (-13) to put them in first place, two shots ahead of second place Jacksonville State (277) and eight ahead of third place Austin Peay. Today's 275 is the lowest 18-hole team score at a conference tournament in program history, besting the old mark of 281 set at the 2005 A-Sun Championship. It also ranks as the fifth lowest 18-hole score in Belmont history.
Three Bruins are among the top-five after 18 holes. Sophomore Evan Davis is tied for second place after shooting a 67 (-5) in round one. The Lexington, Kentucky native had five birdies and no bogeys on his card. He is one shot back on individual leader, EKU's Billy Basham (66). Davis' 67 is tied for the lowest 18-hole score by a Belmont player at a conference championship, joining Ashton Van Horne in 2016 and Scott O'Brien (2009).
The second round of the championship will begin Tuesday morning at 8:00am. Belmont's golfers will tee off from 10:30-11:10am.
Live scoring from the championship can be found at BelmontBruins.com or OVCSports.com.