April 5, 2014 AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguars started out with a slew of birdies to open play at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club, but dropped the pace to currently sit eighth in the 15-team field after Saturday’s opening 36-holes in shotgun format.
Augusta, Ga., is all things golf this time of year and the Jaguars opened play at the 3M Augusta Invitational with sophomores Meechai Padung and Maverick Antcliff starting their days with two-straight birdies on the back nine. Freshman Viktor Edin recovered from a bogey on his first hole to card back-to-back birdies on No. 14 and 15 for the Jaguars to take an early first-place lead over the field. Things cooled down for the home team as the Jaguars finished the day with Antcliff leading the team tied for ninth overall – shooting a 70 and 71 on the par-72 course.
Edin is tied for 25th after signing for a 75 and a 69 in round three, the lowest round for the Jags on the day. Junior Cody Shafer shot consecutive 73’s (+1) after his first 36 holes to sit tied for 35th. Meechai Padung improved his round one score by four strokes, sitting even after his round two even-par 72 to tie for 43rd. Senior Alex Wennstam shot 2-over and 6-over to tie for 65th after day one.
UCF and Texas and knotted at No. 1 with a 564 team score, while UCF’s Greg Eason (66-71) and Virginia Tech’s Scott Vincent share the individual lead spot at 7-under par. The final 18 holes of round three commence tomorrow morning with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m.