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Brooks Shoots 72 for R-MC Men’s Golf at O’Briant-Jensen

Austin Brooks head shot
Austin Brooks

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman Austin Brooks (Charlotte, N.C./Carmel Christian) is tied for ninth out of 120 individuals following Monday's first round of the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial at The Cardinal by Pete Dye.

The Yellow Jackets are 17th out of a strong field of 22 teams, just ahead of 11th-ranked Washington and Lee. Eleven of the 16 teams ahead of R-MC are nationally ranked.

All the Yellow Jackets started on No. 10. Brooks shot 1-over 72 and sits four strokes behind leader James Mishoe of Guilford. Brooks had three birdies and 11 pars in his round. He had birdies on three Par 4 holes, No. 14, No. 3 and No. 5.

Freshman Nathan Wright (Sagaponack, N.Y./East Hampton) shot 6-over 77. He started with a bang, carding an eagle on No. 10. He parred five of the next seven holes and finished with 11 pars. Wright had pars on his final five holes.

Freshman Nick Schnur (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Germantown Academy) fired a 79. He had two birdies and four pars on his first six holes. He finished with two birdies and nine pars.

Freshman Zach Boote (Greensburg, Pa./Greensburg Central Catholic) shot 82. Starting on No. 10, he began with a birdie and had pars on six of the next seven holes. He finished with nine pars.

Freshman Miles Lesko (Stanardsville, Va./William Monroe) shot 91. He had seven pars in his round.

The second and final round will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Team Standings after Round 1

T1 Hampden-Sydney 290

T1 Guilford 290

T1 RPI 290

4 Carnegie Mellon 294

5 Emory 295

6 Christopher Newport 296

T7 Averett 297

T7 Denison 297

8 Piedmont 298

T10 Greensboro 300

T10 Methodist 300

12 Huntingdon 301

13 York (Pa.) 303

14 Bridgewater 304

15 Rosemont 306

16 Otterbein 307

17 Randolph-Macon 310

18 Washington and Lee 315

T19 NC Wesleyan 322

T19 Ferrum 322

T19 Pfeiffer 322

22 Roanoke 338