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Pioneers forge to lead at Mars Hill Invite

Noah Jones posted a 71 (-1) and is tied for second place after day one of the Mars Hill Invitational
Noah Jones posted a 71 (-1) and is tied for second place after day one of the Mars Hill Invitational

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men's golf team posted an opening round score of 286 to take the first day lead at the 2019 Mars Hill Invitational, which is being held at the Johnson City Country Club.

The Pioneers own a six-shot advantage over second place Belmont Abbey College (292) heading into Tuesday's final round.

The Tusculum duo of Bennett Noe and Noah Jones each carded a one-under 71 and are in a five-way tie for second place in the individual standings.  Belmont Abbey's Brody Davis shot a three-under par 69 to take the lead.  Tusculum's Jeffery Perez and newcomer Mark Healy both filed an even par 72 and are tied for seventh place honors.  TU sophomore Kyle Engelbert is within striking distance of the leaders with his 74 and is tied for 12th.

King University is third with 294, while Mars Hill and Milligan are tied for fourth place with 300.  Pfeiffer University added 305 and is in sixth place

 

Team Results

Pl

Team

Score

1

TUSCULUM

286

2

Belmont Abbey

292

3

King

294

4

Mars Hill

300

 

Milligan

300

6

Pfeiffer

305

 

Tusculum Individual Scores

Pl

Player

Score

T2

Noah Jones

71

T2

Bennett Noe

71

T7

Jeffery Perez

72

T7

Mark Healy

72

T12

Kyle Engelbert

74

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