Ospreys Complete NCAA Men's Golf Championship First Round

Ospreys Complete NCAA Men's Golf Championship First Round

EVENT: NCAA Championship
DATE: Friday, May 23
LOCATION: Blessings Golf Club (Fayetteville, Ark.)
COURSE INFO: Par 72 / 7,550 yards
UNF RESULT: 22nd of 30 teams
TOP OSPREYAndrew AlligoodJordan BatchelorMichael Mattiace (T69 | 77)

Round One Results (PDF)
Live Scoring Link: Golfstat

LEADERBOARD: Hindered by a handful of high scoring holes, No. 18 North Florida men's golf carded an opening round 309 on Friday in the NCAA Championship at Blessings Golf Club.

FIRST TEE
- The Osprey trio of seniors Andrew Alligood and Jordan Batchelor along with junior Michael Mattiace each carded first round totals of 77 to end the day tied for xx
- Seniors Philip Knowles and Travis Trace rounded out the UNF lineup in a tie for xxx following opening rounds of 78
- As a team, North Florida is currently 22nd after 18 holes of play

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# = Golfstat Top 50 rankings)
#1 Oklahoma State (290), #10 Stanford (291), #11 Auburn (292), #12 California (292), #3 Wake Forest (296), #17 Texas A&M (296), #42 Ohio State (297), #5 Texas (298), #14 Georgia (299), #13 Clemson (300), #2 Arizona State (302), #9 Southern Cal (304), #25 North Carolina (304), #6 Oklahoma (305), #15 South Carolina (305), #22 Liberty (305), #7 Georgia Tech (307), #4 Vanderbilt (307), #16 LSU (308), Georgia Southern (308), SMU (308), #18 North Florida (309), #33 UNLV (310), #28 TCU (311), #20 Pepperdine (312), #8 Duke (313), #21 Louisville (313), #23 Baylor (314), #29 BYU (322)

INSIDE THE SCORECARD
- North Florida's opening round 309 marked the second highest 18 hole total of the season (UNF carded a final round 310 at The Hayt)
- Knowles posted eight consecutive pars to start his round
- UNF finished day one with 51 pars led by 13 from Knowles
- Ospreys collected 11 birdies paced by 5 for Trace

UNF RESULTS

 22  North Florida  309  ---  ---  309 (+21)
 T69  Andrew Alligood  77  --  --  77 (+5)
 T69  Jordan Batchelor  77  --  --  77 (+5)
 T69  Michael Mattiace  77  --  --  77 (+5)
 T87  Philip Knowles  78  --  --  78 (+6)
 T87  Travis Trace  78  --  --  78 (+6)


COACH SCOTT SCHROEDER
"Not the start we were looking for. We had too many mistakes that could have been avoided. We have to do a better job of limiting mistakes from places that are playable. Tomorrow will be a new day and we have to play better to get back in the mix."

UP NEXT
North Florida continues play at the NCAA Championship with Saturday's second round. UNF will again be paired with Louisville and Pepperdine, teeing off from Hole 10 at 12:10 p.m. (CT)

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