The Georgia Southern University golf team entered the Southern Conference Championship as favorite to regain the top spot, but after heavy gusts of winds, the Eagles sit in seventh after day one.
The Eagles ended the first day 27 over par, far behind first place Davidson University who are only nine over. Sophomore Scott Wolfes shot a career worst 81 on day one and the Eagles collectively shot the worst round of golf this season, coming at a critical moment this year.
The Eagles have proved to be a come-from-behind team this season, but weather has hindered them at times this year to perform well.
“We were battling along through the first nine, and then things got away from us,” head coach Larry Mays said in a news release. “The wind really kicked up on hole seven, stayed with us the rest of the day and we did not handle the adverse conditions well. We didn’t putt well, which really hurt us. We’ll regroup tonight and see if we can get back in this thing tomorrow.”
The eagles tee off at 8:50am to start round two on Monday.