COLUMBUS, Ohio -- No. 13 Hampden-Sydney College posted a 36-hole score of one-under par 286-289--575 on Monday to stand fifth among 15 teams at the Gordin Collegiate Classic being played at the Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. Sophomore Hunter Martin/Gloucester is leading the Tigers with his impressive day one score of six-under par 67-71--138, tied for second individually among the 75 golfers.
The prestigious fall tournament features 12 of the Top 24 teams nationally as ranked in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, including fellow Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) members Guilford and Washington and Lee. The 13th-ranked Tigers are ahead of both ODAC schools, as the fifth-ranked Quakers stand seventh at 579, and the sixth-ranked Generals are tied for 13th at 590.
Martin posted eight birdies and seven pars during his opening round of five-under 67, before adding four more birdies and 11 pars during his one-under 71 in round two on the par 72, 7,098-yard layout. He is being followed by classmate John Hatcher Ferguson/Rocky Mount (73-70--143, T-15th), seniors Adam Hade/Richmond (75-72--147, T-36th) and Bruce Shober/Appomattox (72-76--148, T-42nd), along with junior Allen Smith/Durham, N.C. (74-83--157, T-70th). Ferguson totaled eight birdies on the day for the Tigers, while Hade added seven, Smith had five and Shober contributed three birdies over the first two rounds.
Nationally-ranked No. 2 Illinois Wesleyan is leading the event with its 562, while Drew Mathers of No. 3 Huntingdon is the individual leader at 12-under 132 (64-68) through 36 holes. Huntingdon is second in the team order at 565, No. 1 Emory is third at 568 and No. 4 Wittenberg is fourth at 569 ahead of H-SC at 575.
H-SC will continue and complete its competition in the national-level tournament on Tuesday in Ohio.
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