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Men's Golf in Third After First Day of Tartan Invitational

Men's Golf in Third After First Day of Tartan Invitational

(LIGONIER, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team opened the first 36 holes of The Tartan Invitational on Monday with a score of 608 after carding rounds of 301 and 307 and are in third in a field of 13 teams. The 54-hole, two-day event is hosted by Carnegie Mellon and being played at the historic Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, which is a par 72, 7,156-yard course.

Emory University leads the field with a 596 (299-297). Methodist University is currently second with a 604 (292-312) followed by the Tartans to round out the top three spots. Alex Price of Christopher Newport University is the individual leader after 36 holes with a two-under par 142 (70-72).

Seniors Joshua Lim (San Francisco, Calif. / Lowell) and William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa. / Williamsport Area) led the Tartans on Monday with each having a 36-hole score of 150 after shooting identical rounds of two-over par 74 and four-over par 76. They are currently tied for fourth heading into play on Tuesday.

Freshman Justin Chan (London, United Kingdom) opened play with an even par round of 72 and then posted a round of 80 for a 152. Senior Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill. / Lake Forest) ended play Monday with a 159 (84-75) while sophomore Brian Xu (San Diego, Calif. / Torrey Pines) shot a 164 (81-83).

Carnegie Mellon had one individual compete at the event, as senior Henry Scavone (Birmingham, Mich./Birmingham Seaholm) shot a 36-hole score 169 (84-85).

Play resumes Tuesday with the third round starting at 8:00 a.m.

Laurel Valley Golf Club opened in 1959 and was designed by Dick Wilson and renovated by Arnold Palmer. Since its opening, the club has hosted two notable tournaments: the 1965 PGA Championship and the 1975 Ryder Cup. Other tournaments played on the course include the 1989 U.S. Senior Open, the 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic and the 2005 Senior PGA Championship.