BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Tied for fifth overall with a two-under 70, freshman Matt Moot led Campbell men's golf to a third place finish after one round, as the Fighting Camels scored a 294 at the Lonnie D. Small Spring Classic at Keith Hills Country Club No. 1.
Zach Drescher, another CU freshman stands in 11th place after day one, shooting par with a 72, while junior Mark Coppell is tied for 16th with a two-over 74.
Elon leads the 15-school tourney with a one-over 289, while Phoenix senior Jimmy Lytle collected a five-under 67 on the day, leading all individuals. Florida Gulf Coast sits in second place just in front of the Fighting Camels with a 293. San Francisco (298) checked in fourth on the day with Stetson and USC Upstate coming in with a tie for fifth (300).
Campbell senior Fredric Sundberg and sophomore Gregg Hostetter are in a tie at 51st, shooting a six-over 78 on the day.
Moot, a native of Johnstown, Pa., started his round with a 36 through the first nine holes, good for par, checking in with two-under 34 on the back nine for his team-leading 70 on the par-72, 6703-yard Keith Hills No. course.
Tuesday's final round will begin with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Small Spring Classic
Keith Hills CC No. 1 / Buies Creek, N.C.
March 3-4, 2008 / Par 72, 6703 Yards
First Round Team Results:1. Elon 289, 2. FGCU 293, 3. Campbell 294, 4. San Francisco 298, T5. Stetson 300, T5. USC Upstate 300, 7. Davidson 301, 8. Longwood 302, 9. Radford 303, 10. Gardner-Webb 304, 11. James Madison 305, 12. Seton Hall 308, T13. George Mason 313, T13. Towson 313.
First Round Individual Leaders: 1. Jimmy Lytle (Elon) 67, T2. Josh Gallman (USCU), T2. *Skip Murphy (Duke), T2. Robert Taylor (FGCU) 69, T5. Kyle Morris (Seton Hall), T5. Matt Moot (Campbell) 70.
Other Campbell Individuals: 11. Zak Drescher 72, T16. Mark Coppell 74, T16. *Daniel Ng Choo Sian, T32. *Victor Hielte, T40. *Isak Pettersen, T51. Fredric Sundberg, T51. Gregg Hostetter.
* playing as individual, does not count toward team score.