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SNOW HILL — The Barton College “A” men’s golf team owns a share of the lead after Monday’s opening round of Barton’s Cutter Creek Invitational, but the individual co-leader is senior Logan Zimarino of Barton’s “B” squad.
In the debut of interim head coach Derek Hamm, the Barton “A” squad posted a 294 total for its low four individuals to deadlock archrival University of Mount Olive going into Tuesday’s second round over the par-72, 7,147-yard Cutter Creek Golf Club layout, located between Snow Hill and Kinston.
Individually, Zimarino and Mount Olive’s Brice Ballin each fired a 3-under-par 69 to share the top spot.
The 10-team field includes three from Barton teams and a pair from Mount Olive.
The Bulldogs’ “B” unit deadlocked for sixth at 313, while the “C” squad placed eighth at 317. Averett stands third at 295.
Barton’s “A” team counted a 1-under-71 from junior Bryson Boyette, last season’s NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas Player of the Year; a 72 from junior Justin Poole, a 75 from junior Austin Schone and a 76 from junior Owen Dick.
Boyette enters the final round in fourth place, while Poole is tied for fifth.
Joining Zimarino on the “B” team were freshman Kris Jackson with a 77, senior Dominic O’Brien with a 78 and freshman Bobby Gold with an 89.
Counting scores for the “C” squad were a 77 from freshman Harrison Wierse, 78s from junior Tenzing Palden and sophomore Michael Ford and an 84 from senior Javier Prensa-Sosa.
The final 18-hole round is scheduled for Tuesday.
McMahon-led Lady Bulldogs occupy third place
SNOW HILL — The Barton College women’s golf team occupied third place in the four-team field following Monday’s opening round of the 2019 Cutter Creek Invitational at Cutter Creek Golf Club near Snow Hill.
The Lady Bulldogs carded a 329 for their low four individuals. Archrival University of Mount Olive leads at 308, followed by Lander at 317. Sandhills Community College rounds out the field at 401.
Pacing Barton was senior Clare McMahon with a 4-over-par 76 over the par-72, 5,864-yard Cutter Creek layout.
Barton also counted a 79 from senior Nikki Norlin, an 86 from freshman Taylor Capps and an 88 from freshman Grace Greene. Junior Jailynn Thomas came in with a 90.
The individual leader going into Tuesday’s final round is Chowan University’s Inecia Rolle with a 1-over 73.
McMahon owns a share of fourth place going into the final 18 holes, while Norlin is eighth.