Mansell breaks par in first collegiate round at Kiawah Island; Wolves in 11th
Monday, September 16, 2013

KIAWAH ISLAND - Newberry College Richard Mansell shot under par in his first collegiate round to lead the Wolves to an 8-over par 296 in the opening round of the Kiawah Island Invitational on Monday. The Wolves are in 11th place in a highly competitive field for their first tournament of the 2013-14 season.

Mansell (Staffordshire, England) shot a 1-under par 71 on the course at Cougar Point GC to lead the Wolves in his intial round wearing scarlet and gray. He sits in a tie for 16th place individually after the first round.

Fraser O'Connor (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) shot a 1-over par 73 to tie for 35th, while Ryan Wilkinson (Gallivants Ferry, S.C.) is tied for 46th with a 3-over par 75. Tommy Hurst (Miami, Fla.) is tied for 57th with a 5-over par 77 and John Paul Ferguson (Travelers Rest, S.C.) is tied for 80th with a 9-over par 81.

Armstrong is in the lead for the team title entering the final round Tuesday, with an 11-under par 277, while North Alabama and hosts USC Aiken are five strokes behind the Pirates. The Wolves are only five strokes out of sixth place, but only three strokes ahead of 13th place in a remarkably tight field.

The tournament closes with 18 holes to be played on Tuesday.

Kiawah Island Invitational -- 1st Round

Cougar Point GC
Kiawah Island, S.C.
Dates: Sept. 16-17, 2013
1st Round Scores
Par 72

Rank Team Total Par
1. Armstrong 277 -11
2. North Alabama 282 -6
USC Aiken 282 -6
4. Flagler 284 -4
Mount Olive 284 -4
6. Georgia College 286 -2
7. Erskine 291 +3
8. Coker 293 +5
9. Saint Leo 294 +6
10. Limestone 295 +7
11. Newberry 296 +8
12. Carson-Newman 297 +9
13. King 299 +11
14. Tusculum 301 +13
15. Georgia Southwestern 304 +16
16. Belmont Abbey 305 +17
17. North Georgia 313 +25

Newberry 296 +8 11th
Richard Mansell 71 -1 t-16th
Fraser O'Connor 73 +1 t-35th
Ryan Wilkinson 75 +3 t-46th
Tommy Hurst 77 +5 t-57th
John Paul Ferguson 81 +9 t-80th