Blue Hen Golfers Justin Martinson, Stephen Scialo Tied for Seventh Place Following First Day of CAA Championships
April 22, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
• Team Scores
• Individual Scores
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Blue Hen senior Justin Martinson and junior Stephen Scialo each carded two over par 74 and are tied for seventh place in the individual standings two shots back following the first day of the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championships being held at The Pinehurst Resort.
Delaware sits in eighth place in the team standings following the first day after posting a 312 team score. UNC Wilmington leads the 11-team field at 294, while James Madison is second at 296 and George Mason is third at 302.
Martinson, the conference defending champion, fired a 38-36-74 on the par 72, 7,092-yard Pinehurst No. 8 Course. He opened his round with three consecutive pars, and following two bogeys, regrouped to birdie the sixth hole. Following two pars and a bogey, Martinson finished the front nine at two over par. The senior then parred the first four holes of the back nine, before a bogey on 14 moved him to three over for the day. However Martinson finished strong, posting pars on three of the final four holes while recording a birdie on 17 to finish the back nine at even par.
Scialo (at right), who carded 36-38-74, had an outstanding start to his round, posting pars on the first four holes before recording a birdie on five to move one under par. He then parred three of the final four holes of the front nine, with only a bogey on eight, to finish at even par 36 going out. Scialo moved back under par with a birdie on 10, but following two consecutive pars, he bogeyed three of the final six holes to slip to a two over par 38 on the back nine.
Freshman Corey Wagner is tied for 30th place following his opening round of 41-38-79, seven over par. Wagner opened the day with a bogey, but parred four of the next five holes and was just two over through six. However three consecutive bogeys pushed him to five over through the front nine. Wagner steadied himself to par the next four holes, and after two bogeys on the next three, recorded his lone birdie of the round by carding a four on 17. Wagner finished his day with a bogey on the final hole, finishing the back nine at two over.
Senior Kevin McLister carded a 13 over par 43-42-85 and is tied for 48th place. McLister opened with a pair of bogeys, but quickly rebounded with three straight pars. However double bogeys on six and nine, in addition to a bogey on seven, pushed him to seven over on the front nine. McLister also bogeyed 11 and 12 before a double bogey on 13, and after four consecutive pars, he double bogeyed 18 to finish the back nine at six over par.
Junior Greg Matthias also fired a 42-43-85 and is tied for 48th place at 13 over par. His round started poorly with four consecutive bogeys, although he recorded pars on three of the next five holes to finish at six over on the front nine. However Matthias bogeyed seven of the nine holes on the back nine to shoot seven over par coming in.
Chad Mozingo and Ryan Vince of James Madison, Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington and Silas VanSky of George Mason are all tied for the individual lead after shooting even par 72.
The CAA Championships continue Saturday morning with the second round and conclude with the final round on Sunday.