No. 3 Seed Ospreys Start Sluggishly at NCAA Men's Golf Louisville Regional

No. 3 Seed Ospreys Start Sluggishly at NCAA Men's Golf Louisville Regional

Day 1 Results 

LEADERBOARD: No. 13 North Florida men's golf posted a 292 in Monday's opening round at the NCAA Louisville Regional led by senior Philip Knowles even-par 71 performance on the layout of the UofL Golf Club.

FIRST TEE
- Senior Philip Knowles shot an even par 71 to end the day among the Top 20 individuals (T16)
- Fellow senior Travis Trace closed his first round with a birdie on the 18th hole to shoot a 73 (T35)
- Senior Jordan Batchelor and junior Michael Mattiace both finished the opening round tied for 44th after matching rounds of 74
- Senior Andrew Alligood rounded out the Osprey lineup with a 78 (T67)
- Ospreys front nine included just four birdies, but UNF doubled that total with eight birdies on the back nine

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# = Golfstat Top 50 rankings)
#11 Auburn (276), #1 Oklahoma State (278), #21 Louisville (280), #25 Baylor (280), #48 West Virginia (286), #49 Arizona (287), #37 Iowa State (288), #13 North Florida (292), Mississippi State (294), #35 Arkansas State (295), Jacksonville State (300), Southern Illinois (301), New Mexico (302)

INSIDE THE SCORECARD
- Knowles collected his 25th round of par or better on the season
- Trace and Batchelor led the way for Ospreys with three birdies each | UNF totalled 12 as a team in the first round
- North Florida collected 58 pars on day one paced by 14 from Knowles
- Knowles had one birdie and no bogeys thru his opening 11 holes
- Batchelor closed his round with birdies on two of the final four holes
- Alligood started his day with a birdie on the first hole
- The Top 5 teams in the regional advance to the NCAA Championship | The Ospreys are currently six strokes behind fifth place West Virginia heading into second round action
 

UNF RESULTS

 8  North Florida  292  ---  ---  292 (+8)
 T16  Philip Knowles  71  --  --  71 (E)
 T35  Travis Trace  73  --  --  73 (+2)
 T44  Jordan Batchelor  74  --  --  74 (+3)
 T44  Michael Mattiace  74  --  --  74 (+3)
 T67  Andrew Alligood  78  --  --  78 (+7)



COACH SCOTT SCHROEDER
"We played a very poor round of golf today. We have to bounce back and be better tomorrow. It will be important to have better discipline in how we approach things tomorrow."

UP NEXT
No. 3 seed North Florida continues play with Tuesday's second round of the NCAA Louisville Regional. Ospreys will paired with Iowa State and Mississippi State starting at 8:25 a.m. on Hole 1.