No. 21 Cougars Open Season
SOURCE: CSU ATHLETICS
CSU shot a nine-over 297 as a team on Monday. Nineteenth-ranked USC Aiken leads the field after posting a 12-under 276 with Valdosta State (279), Lander (282), Mount Olive (282) and Clayton State (285) all sitting in the top-five.
Just seven strokes separate seventh place from the Cougars’ current 15th position on the leaderboard.
Junior Jordan Doull and freshman James Ashfield are both in position to grab top-15 finishes in the loaded field after Monday. The duo each posted a one-over 73, just three shots off the top-15 pace.
Sophomore Ronan Kleu also had a solid opening round shooting a two-over 74.
Also counting towards Columbus State’s team total was Luke Barnes . Barnes turned in a five-over 77 in his first collegiate round while senior Cole Cruickshank carded an eight-over 80 in his first action of the season.
Columbus State will tee off Tuesday morning at 9:10 a.m. to close out the two-round tournament.