(FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team competed at the first day of the Oglethorpe-Royal Lakes Fall Invitational in Flowery Branch, Georgia on Saturday, October 7. The 36-hole event is being played at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club with par 72. Event organizers decided to play 27-holes on Saturday with heavy rains slated for Sunday's final day of competition from Tropical Storm Nate.
Carnegie Mellon carded a team score of 296 in the opening round and was in seventh-place in a field of 18 teams following 18-holes. The Tartans through the first nine-holes of the second round are three-under par for the round and moved up two spots to fifth in the team standings.
The Tartans were led by junior Patrick Tan (Vancouver, British Columbia/Prince of Wales Secondary) who is three-under par through 27 holes. He carded a one-under round of 71 in the opening 18 and is two-under through nine holes in the final round. He is in a tie for sixth place in a field of 102 golfers.
Freshman Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) opened play with a two-under par 70 and is even through the first nine of the second round. Freshman Trevor Arashiro (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani) carded an opening round of one-over par 73 and is one-under for round two.
Senior Nikhil Mohan (Bangalore, India/Canadian International School) turned in an 82 before beginning his second round firing even-par while senior Adrian Del Bosque (Monterrey, Mexico/IMG Academy) shot an 83 and is plus-five through nine.
The Tartans had one individual enter the invitational, as freshman Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill.) carded a round of 80 and is plus-11 through nine holes of round two.
The continuation of the second round will be played Sunday morning.