(WHEELING, W.Va.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team opened play at the first round of the 2021 NCAA Division III Championships on Tuesday. The Tartans shot a team score of 300 (+16) on the par-71, 6,857-yard Speidel Jones Course at the Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia and are for fourth in a field of 37 teams following the first 18 holes. Illinois Wesleyan University leads the championships after the opening round of play with a 290.
Senior Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) carded a round of even par 71 to lead the Tartans on Tuesday and currently is tied for fourth individually in a field of 191 golfers.
Senior Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) entered the clubhouse with a three-over par 74 while junior William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) shot a 77. Senior Ben Huber (Hampton, Pa./Hampton) and junior Henry Scavone (Birmingham, Mich./Birmingham Seaholm) turned in rounds of 78 and 79, respectively.
Play resumes Wednesday, as the Tartans will play the Palmer Course. The Tartans tee times are set to begin at 11:50 a.m. with Scavone the first out on the par-70, 6,621-yard course. Following Wednesday's round, the field will be pared to 18 teams and the top six individuals. The final two days of action will take place on the Speidel Jones Course.