Jags open golf regionals tied for 9th

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Thursday May 14, 2009

SORRENTO, Fla. -- Augusta State carded a two-under 282 Thursday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Southeast Regional at Red Tail Golf Club.

The 38th-ranked Jaguars are tied for seventh place in the 14-team field with Georgia and Georgia State. ASU will be paired with the Bulldogs and Panthers for Friday’s second round.

ASU is a single stroke out of sixth place and five shots back of fifth-place Florida State. Regional host Central Florida owns the lead after opening with a 16-under 268. No. 36 Arizona posted a 14-under 270 and is second, followed by South Carolina and Charlotte in a tie for third at 11-under 273.

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams at the end of the 54-hole, three-day regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, slated for May 26-30 at historic Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio and hosted by the University of Toledo.

Sophomore Henrik Norlander paced the Jags with a two-under 69 and is tied for 14th. Senior Janne Kaske and sophomore Carter Newman and freshman Taylor Floyd posted rounds of even-par 71 and are tied for 30th. Junior Jake Amos booked a one-over 72 and is tied for 45th.