Guilford Golfers Lead After First Day at Dataw Island

DATAW ISLAND, S.C. – Top-ranked Guilford College shot 309-318-627 in the first two rounds of the Taylor Made-adidas Intercollegiate Monday at the Dataw Island Golf Club Monday. The Quakers hold a 21-stroke lead over Hampden-Sydney College (325-323-648) in the eight-team field.

The teams found breezy and buggy conditions at the par-72, 6,799-yard Cotton Dike Course. Factor in hard greens and a challenging course and the Quakers shot well over their season stroke average (296.50) in both rounds.

Guilford junior Noah Ratner managed the course best Monday and is the 36-hole leader at 77-76-153. Freshman Mitch Robinette shot matching rounds of 78 for a 36-hole 156. Other Guilford scorers included Drew Thompson (75-85-160), J.T. Thomas (79-82-161) and Dusty Roberts (82-82-164). Guilford's Dallas Page (75-83-158) and Jon Montgomery (87-87-176) played as individuals.

Play concludes with 18 holes Tuesday.

Team Standings (after 36 holes): 1. Guilford 309-318-627, 2. Hampden-Sydney 325-323-648, 3. Washington and Lee 331-322-653, 4. Wake Technical Community College 331-326-657, 5. Ohio Wesleyan 337-330-667, 6. Mt. St. Joseph 337-344-681, 7. Shenandoah 344-337-681, 8. Nazareth 359-353-712.