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
|John Paul Ferguson||81||+9||t-80th|