Men’s Golf in Third After Two Rounds at Kiawah Island


The No. 13 Columbus State University men’s golf team is in third place after the first day of the Newberry College Invitational. The tournament is being held at The Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Isaland, S.C.

The Cougars shot a four-over 292 in the first round before an 11-over 288 in round two. CSU is 15 strokes behind tournament leaders No. 5 Lynn (even-par, 576) and No. 2 Georgia Southwestern (one-over, 577).

Leading Columbus State on Monday was James Ashfield. The freshman was very consistent throughout the day shooting an even-par 72 in both rounds. He is in a tie for seventh place with an even-par 144.

Jordan Doull won’t begin Tuesday too far behind his teammate. Doull also posted the same score in rounds one and two, posting one-over 73’s in both rounds. He is tied for 10th place with a two-over 146.

After firing Columbus State’s only under-par round of the day, Ronan Kleu struggled in the afternoon. Kleu shot a one-under 71 before a six-over 79 in round two. Overall, he is tied for 27th with a six-over 150.

Preston Wagaman is in 40th place after Monday. The junior had CSU’s drop score in round one with a five-over 77 before rebounding for a three-over 75 in round two. Overall, he will enter Tuesday at eight-over 152.

Senior Cole Cruickshank shot rounds of three-over 75 and seven-over 79 in rounds one and two, respectively. The senior is tied for 48th at 10-over 154.

Columbus State will look to climb the leaderboard for its second straight tournament title on Tuesday

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