Feb. 25, 2018
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Goodyear, Ariz. - The St. John's men's golf team made their spring season debut at Palm Valley Golf Club, in Goodyear, Ariz. for the Loyola Intercollegiate on Monday.
Three Johnnies closed out the squad’s first outing under par, leading the Red Storm to a two-round four-over 575, to sit in a tie for 14th place, following the first day of action.
In his first appearance as part of the St. John’s men’s golf team, Austin Briggs led the Red Storm by shooting a three-under 141 over two rounds of play, draining a total seven birdies to cap off day one.
Sophomore Gerald Mackedon, saw success on the day shooting a team-best 69 in round one of the Loyola Intercollegiate. He backed that with a second round 73, which was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 second.
Ross Moore recorded eight birdies on the day to turn in a pair of 71s over two rounds and finish two-under 142. Rounding out scoring for the Johnnies was Andrew Baek and Matthew Sweeney who shot an overall 152 and 156.
James Smoot and Jonathan Spicci, who was competed as individuals, shot a 161 (+17) and a 164 (+20).
As a team, College of Charleston leads the way, recording a 546(-30) over the first two rounds, while Gonzaga is second at 554 (-22). Connecticut and Hartford are tied for third with 555 (-21) entering round three on Monday.
Individually, SIU Edwardsville's Danny Gorman leads the field with a 12-under 132, with Towson's William Bachelor and Charleston's Logan Sowell in a tie for second after carding an 11-under 133.
The Johnnies will return to the course tomorrow morning to finish up round three. The team’s tee time is set for 11 a.m.
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