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CMS and La Verne Complete Day One of the NCAA Championships

CMS and La Verne Complete Day One of the NCAA Championships

The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) and La Verne men's golf teams completed day one action of the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday. Round one play was suspended for the day due to weather. Action will resume Wednesday at 8 a.m. and round two will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Guilford and Emory lead the 42-team field with team scores of 282 with each team finishing the round before play was suspended. Both CMS and La Verne also finished play on Tuesday and currently stand tied for 29th and 33rd respectively. 

CMS shot a combined score of 305 on Tuesday, led by a one-over-par 73 from Jonathan Shaw, while Alex Wrenn finished one stroke behind him with a 74. Austin Long was also in the 70s, carding a first-day total of 76. Matt Shuman registered an 82, and Johnny Brandt posted an 83 on day one. 

La Verne placed three combined strokes behind the Stags on Tuesday. The Leopards were led by Pitiluk Phanomchai who shot an even-par 72, while Conner Davis logged a 74 for his opening round. Hisham Hussein added an 80, while Aaron DiGiamarino and Henrik Skogseth carded scores of 82 and 85 respectively. 

Redlands' Cade Lawson shot a 75 on day one, competing as one of seven individuals in the four-day event. 

Guilford's Zach Evens completed a four-under-par round of 68 on day one and is first on the leaderboard, while Emory's Matt Organisak and Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Ryan Isaacson (playing as an individual) each shot a 69 on Tuesday with play yet to be officially completed.