ATHENS, Georgia -
Led by Payne McLeod and Ryan Nagy, both at one-under, UNCW finished the opening
round of the Athens Regional of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships tied with
Houston for fifth-place at two-under-par.
Fourth-ranked Alabama leads the regional field after carding
a 15-under-par in the opening round. Tenth-ranked North Florida is second, just
two strokes behind the Crimson Tide.
UNF's Kevin Aylwin holds the medalist lead with a
six-under-par 65 in the opening round.
McLeod and Nagy are tied for 17th overall while Thomas Bass
and Patrick Sawrey are tied for 26th, both finished with a one-under-par 71.
Rounding out the Seahawks lineup was Stefan Brewer with an
opening round 80.
Alabama 269, North Florida 271, East Carolina 276, Georgia
280, Houston 282, UNCW 282, Augusta 283, Wake Forest 284, New Mexico 285, UT
Arlington 285, Iowa 288, Long Beach State 297, Loyola (Md.) 301.
Kevin Aylwin (UNF) 65; MJ Maguire (UNF) 66; Bobby Wyatt
(Ala.) 66; Curtis Reed (Hou.) 66; Ryan Eibner (ECU) 67; James Erkenbeck (NM)
67; Justin Thomas (Ala.); Harold Varner (ECU) 67; Taylor Floyd (ASU) 67.