TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Earlham College men's golf tied a program record for lowest team round during Friday's opening round of the Rose-Hulman Invitational at the Hulman Links Golf Course.
The Quakers carded a 304 (+24) on the par 70, 6,390-yard Hulman Links course, matching the score recorded by Earlham in the second round of the Stateline Shootout on October 8, 2017, at Miami Whitewater Forest.
Sophomore Jared Birr fired a four-over 74 and was tied for 13th overall to pace Earlham individuals in the tournament.
The Quakers finished the day sixth out of 12 teams in the tournament after carding a 304 (+24) in the opening round.
Garrett Schuler and Patrick Wright were tied for 25th on the individual leaderboard with six-over 76, with Graham Sherard tied for 38th with a score of 78. Nate Mynatt rounded out the list of scorers with an 87, and he finished 77th in the field.
Earlham had five individuals in the tournament, led by Brevin Smith who was tied for 42nd with a nine-over 79. Matt Truex (T-47th, 80), Josh Maclin (T-58th, 83), Matt Bushik (86th, 92), and Garrett Byrd (T-87th, 93) completed the Quakers' list of individuals in the tournament.
Kalamazoo College was atop the team standings with a three-over 283, followed by Parkland College at 286 (+6).
Kalamazoo's Travis Veenhuis shot a 65 in Friday's opening round to take the top spot on the individual leaderboard, with Andreas Nielsen (Parkland College) and Colton Kuppler (St. Mary of the Woods) tied for second with a 68.
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