Kyle Martin Tied For Second Place, Delaware Menís Golfers Sixth After First Day of CAA Championships
SOUTHPORT, N.C. -- Blue Hen sophomore Kyle Martin is tied for second place while the University of Delaware men’s golf team sits in sixth place on Friday following the first day of the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.
The Blue Hens posted a 304 team score on Friday, finishing the day in sixth place out of eight teams. Towson leads the standings with a 293 score, while William & Mary sits in second place at 295 and UNCW is third at 296.
Martin fired a one under par 71 on the par 72, 6,784-yard Founders Club course at St. James Plantation, and is just two shots off the lead after the first day of the three-day tournament. Martin posted eight pars during a one over par front nine, before adding seven pars and consecutive birdies on 11 and 12 while shooting a two under back nine.
Martin and Towson’s Joe Gunerman are each tied for second place at one under par, while Stefan Brewer of UNCW fired a three under par 69 to hold a two-shot lead.
Sophomore Colin McKenna carded a four over par 76 during his opening round, finishing the day tied for 17th place. McKenna birdied the sixth hole during a three over par front nine, and added a birdie on 11 to finish the back nine at one over.
UD junior Fraser Graham is tied for 26th place following his opening round of 78, six over par. Graham posted his lone birdie of the day on 3, while also adding 12 pars during Friday’s action.
Senior Dan Costenbader recorded a seven over par 79 in his first round, finishing the day in a tie for 29th place. Costenbader notched birdies on 14 and 16 to go with eight pars on Friday. Junior and fellow co-captain Niño Rosal posted his lone birdie of the day on 6 as he finished the round with a 13 over par 85 and is tied for 38th place.
The second round of the CAA Championships will begin with split tees on Saturday at 9 a.m.