May 14, 2009
Bowling Green, Ky. -
The University of Louisville men's golf team battled through inclement weather and a delay to stand in a tie for fifth-place after the first round of the NCAA Division Central Men's Golf Regional at the par-72 Old Stone Golf Course on Thursday.
It's the Cardinals fifth straight appearance in the regionals and need to finish in the top five this weekend to advance to the NCAA Championships on May 27-30 in Toledo, Ohio.
The University of Washington leads the way after the first day, playing the course at 6-under par as a team, shooting an impressive 282. UCLA and Georgia Tech shot a four-over par 292 and are currently tied for second place. NC State is in fourth place.The Cardinals are tied with Ole Miss for fifth overall with a 296.
The first round was delayed 90 minutes by weather that hit the Bowling Green, Ky. area. The Cardinals were supposed to tee of at 9:00 a.m. but did go off until a little after 10:15 a.m.
Playing in his fourth straight regional, senior Adam Hadwin showed that he is battled-tested by playing pretty consistent all afternoon. He shot a 74 on Thursday, which included a key birdie on No. 18. He is tied for 17th place overall.
Freshman Riley Wheeldon was also two-over par on the day, carding a 74 and is tied for 17th-place overall.
Appearing in his first regional, freshman Connor Arendell was steady on the day, carding a one-ver par 73. Arendell was solid through 10 holes, shooting 2-under par, recording birdies on hole 1, 3 and 10. However, he bogeyed three of the final seven holes. He is tied for 11th overall.
Freshman Justin Dorward was four-over par on the front nine, but responded by recording birdies on three straight holes, going under par on 12-14. He stopped the string by bogeying No. 15.Dorward hit his approach on No. 12 to a foot to record a birdie and drove the par four 13th green and two-putted for birdie. However, he bogeyed two of the last four holes to shoot a three-over par 75 on Thursday.
Sophomore Karsten Clements
fired a seven-over par 79 to round out the top five players for the Cardinals.
The second round is scheduled to begin for Louisville at 8:50 a.m. of the No. 1 tee box on Friday morning.
Scores are updated on a hole-by-hole basis and can be followed at golfstat.com.