Tartans Open Play at Gordin Collegiate Classic

Tartans Open Play at Gordin Collegiate Classic

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, ranked seventh nationally, competed in the opening day of the two-day, 54-hole Gordin Collegiate Classic on Monday. After shooting a 36-hole score of 12-over par 588 (290-298), the Tartans are currently tied for 11th out of 15 teams. The event is being played at par 72, 7,098-yard, Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University since 1991, the Gordin Collegiate Classic annually matches some of the best NCAA Division III teams, featuring most ­ if not all ­ of the top 10 finishers from the previous spring's NCAA Division III championship tournament.

Illinois Wesleyan, defending national champion, leads the field with a 562 (285-277) while Huntingdon College, nationally ranked third sits three strokes behind with a 565 (285-280) followed by Emory University, who is ranked as the nation's top team, with a 568 (290-278).

Junior Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) carded back-to-back round of even par 72 and currently is tied for 23rd individually in a field of 75 golfers with a 144.

Sophomore William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) sits two strokes behind Li with a 146. In the opening round, Knauth's first round of the season, the sophomore carded even par and then followed with a two-over par 74 in the afternoon.

Freshman Raymond Li (Del Mar, Calif.) opened paly with a one-over par 73 and then entered the clubhouse with a 76 after round two for a 149. Sophomore Joshua Lim (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell) shot a 151 after firing rounds of 75 and 76. Junior Jay Milch (Mount Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane) also finished play Monday with a 151 after carding rounds of one-over par 73 and 78.

The final round is set to start at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday and will be a shotgun start.