Golf: Panthers tied for second after solid first round at NCAA Division III Championship

Senior Anthony Scolapio recorded an eagle on the par 4 17th hole during Tuesday's first round of the NCAA Division III Championship.
Senior Anthony Scolapio recorded an eagle on the par 4 17th hole during Tuesday's first round of the NCAA Division III Championship.

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The LaGrange golf team is tied for second after a solid first round at the NCAA Division III Championship on Tuesday.

The Panthers shot a team round of 296, three shots back of Huntingdon. They are tied with Rhodes and Texas-Tyler. 

"We had a good team round going until the last hole and let it get away," said Coach Lee Richter. "You have got to play all 18 holes, its a tough finishing hole. It's a good thing we've got three more days to make it up."

Richter was referring to the par 4 9th hole on the Mission Inn Resort & Club Las Colinas course. The hole was the 18th of the round as Panthers started on the 10th hole. The Panthers lost five shots on the hole as only Osborn Theam and Anthony Scolapio were able to shoot par.

Theam Logan Lanier both recorded 1-under par rounds of 71 over the Mission Inn Resort & Club Las Colinas course. They are tied for fourth with four other golfers in the individual standings.

Drew Duffie and Eric Havixbeck each had 5-over par rounds of 77. Scolapio rounded out the Panthers' scoring with an 80. He had the team's only eagle of the round on the par 4 299-yard 17th hole. Scolapio's drive bounced in front of the green and he rolled in a six foot putt for the eagle.