(Hattiesburg, Miss.) The Loyola University New Orleans men’s golf team embarked on the Canebrake Country Club on Monday morning for day one of the Carey Collegiate Classic hosted by fellow Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) member William Carey University.
Despite less than ideal course conditions, the Wolf Pack made history on Monday morning as the squad shot the lowest round in program history (298) and broke the 300 mark for just the second time ever.
Ending the day at +10, Loyola capped the opening round of the Carey Classic in seventh place at +10. Coastal Georgia blew the field away on Monday as the Mariners carded a 281 to wrap up the first day of action at an impressive -7.
Jose Perez (SO/Pichincha, Ecuador ) leads Loyola after Monday with a 73 (+1) to head into Tuesday tied for 16th. Philip Nijoka (SO/Houston, Texas) and Hunter Crochet (JR/Lake Charles, La.) each tallied at 74 (+2) to tie for 22nd while Mark Nijoka (SO/Houston, Texas) (77) and Ryan Hicks (SO/Santa Monica, Calif.) (79) ended Monday’s action tied for 39th and 49th, respectively.
Individually, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Colin Troxler leads the field with a 66 (-6), taking a one-stroke advantage over Coastal Georgia’s Paxton Shuman for the top spot.
The final round of the Carey Classic is scheduled for tomorrow, March 14, from the Canebrake Country Club.