ST. HELENA ISLAND, South Carolina – Garrett Risner is tied for seventh and the leader in men’s golf at Elon University as the team played in the first round of the 2022 CAA Championship on Sunday, April 24. This year’s conference tournament is being held on the 6,787-yard, 6,787-yard Cotton Dike Course at Dataw Island Club.
“We got off to a good start overall,” the head coach said. Don Hill. “A few reckless bogies on the second hole just off the green, but definitely in a positive spot early in the round. Unfortunately the par-5 seventh hole kicked us in the teeth. Statistically we lead the league at par-5 but today we played them two over par and the leaders played the par-5 at seven under And that’s the day in a nutshell That’s a slim margin like a razor, but that’s golf.”
The Phoenix combined for a par 294 six-over and are currently in fifth place in the team standings. College of Charleston tops the standings with a 281 under seven, UNCW is in second place with a 283 under five, and Drexel is third with a 290 over two. Delaware is one step ahead of maroon and gold and in fourth place with a five of 293.
Risner birdied two of the front nine and two more of the back nine, finishing the day at two under par with a 70. The second from Holly Springs, North Carolina, is tied for fourth in par-5 with an average of 4.50. and made a team-high 12 putts for par. Bronson Myers shot a tied 72 to tie for 13th and followed Risner with three birdies. Juan Callejo Ropero recorded an eagle on the par-5 third hole and is 25th with a three-for-75. The rookie from Madrid, Spain, added two birdies on the back nine as well as nine pars. William Frodigh The day got off to a flying start as the redshirted senior from Westwood, Mass., birdied three straight. He’ll head into Day 2 tied for 29th at five of 77. Matthew Doyle scored seven out of 79 to tie for 38th.
The Phoenix will tee off from the first hole between 9:42 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday.
2022 CAA Championship
April 24-26 | St. Helena Island, South Carolina
1.Charleston (281) -7
3.Drexel (290) +2
4.Delaware (293) +5
5. Elon (294) +6
6. Towson (295) +7
7. William and Mary (308) +20
8. Hofstra (318) +30
T7. Garrett Risner (70) -2
T13. Bronson Myers (72) E
25. Juan Callejo Ropero (75) +3
T29. William Frodigh (77) +5
T38. Matthew Doyle (79) +7
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