Augusta, GA- The 2011 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Classic teed off today (April 18th) at the Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The three-day classic features teams from Benedict College (BC), Kentucky State University (KSU), LeMoyne-Owen (LOC), Morehouse (MHC) and Paine Colleges (PC). The Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College are the defending champions.
In first round play, the Maroon Tigers appeared bent on the idea of a classic repeat. Of the five team field, Morehouse shot a team low of 311. That posted team score was 35 points lower than the Tigers of Benedict College who finished with a score of 346. The Thorobreds of Kentucky State finished the first round in third place with a team score of 352 followed by the Lions of Paine College with a score of 381 and the Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen with a 435 score.
At the close of round one, Maroon Tiger golfers hold five of the six lowest scores with two players tied for first place. Teammates Olajawon Ajanaku and Earl Cooper share the lead after posting identical scores of 75. Par for the 18-hole course is 72.
Benedict’s Anthony Wilk shot a first round 78 to finish in third place. Close behind was Morehouse’s Bryan McElderly who posted a round of 79 to close the day in fourth place. He was followed by teammates Thaddaeus Hill and Bruce Cousin who each shot a round of 82 to finish tied for fifth.
The remainder of the field finished the first round as follows:
7th: Josh Jackson (KSU), 83
8th: Jared Perkins (KSU), 84
9th: (Tie) Lucus Gunn (PC) & Jordan Bailey (PC), 85
11th: Jordan Buchanan (BC), 86
12th: (Tie) Eddie Smith, III (BC) & Miles Goldman (BC), 91
13th: George Dundon (KSU), 92
14th: Robert Reynolds (KSU), 93
15th: Justin Tate (LEM), 97
16th: Tracey Wood (LEM), 98
17th: Daniel Neely (KSU), 103
18th: Ralph Godbee (PC), 104
19th: Lyndon Wiley (PC), 107
20th: Jeremy Wilson (LEM), 118
21st: DeAndre Grant (LEM), 122
Second round play resumes from the Jones Creek Golf Club on Tuesday, April 19th at 8 a.m.