By School reports
Mississippi State’s team and two Ole Miss players got off to a strong start at the SEC men’s golf championship on Friday at St. Simons Island, Ga.
MSU shot a team total of 2-over 282 for a share of fourth place with South Carolina.
Ole Miss was 10th at 8-over 288, but Jonathan Randolph and Billy Brozovich shot 1-under 69s to stand in a tie for fourth place in the individual standings.
Playing at the Seaside Course, sophomore Lee Heaton led the way for the Bulldogs, also with a 69.
Arkansas leads at 278, with Auburn and Florida tied at 280.
Friday’s team score for the Bulldogs is the best first-round total in MSU golf history.
“We had probably our best round of the year,” said head coach Clay Homan. “This is a demanding course and we managed our way around it well.”
While two Rebels played well on Friday, the rest of the team struggled at the start.
“Maybe we were a little tight,” Ole Miss coach Ernest Ross said. “I am proud that we shot our final nine holes in 4-under par. … We will be hungry for tomorrow.”
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ole Miss was in a three-tie for third place after the first round at the NorthRiver Yacht Club. The Rebels shot a even-par 284.
Two Rebels players, Haley Sanders and Sara Grantham were tied for seventh overall at 1-under 70.
“The team played a great round of golf today,” head coach Michele Drinkard said.
Arkansas and Georgia shared the lead at 280. MSU was in last place at 309, a total which tied their best of the spring.
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