GOODYEAR, Ariz. – SIUE golf opened the spring portion of its season Saturday at the Loyola Intercollegiate. After a single round of play, the Cougars are tied for 10th of 17 competing teams.
SIUE has a combined 299 and is tied with South Dakota. Elon has a 282 to lead the team competition. Missouri State is second with a 286. Host Loyola-Maryland is one stroke back (287) in third place.
Grant Gavin paced the Cougars individually. He is tied for 18th with a 72. Kyle Slattery shot a 74 and is tied for 37th. Brooks Jungbluth has a 76 to tie for 59th. Conor Dore is tied for 63rd with a 77. Albert Nilsson is 100th with an 86.
Loyola's Evan Brown has a 67 and leads the field by two strokes. Three players are tied for second place. UAB's Nick Robillard, Missouri State's Kory Franks and Elon's Quade Lukes each have a 69.
Play continues with the second round Sunday at the Palm Valley Golf Club.