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EC Men’s & Women’s Golf Round 1 Summaries

Men’s Golf: Concord Surges To Day 1 Lead

Concord had all four players score in the 70s to take the lead on the first day of the Mountain East Conference Men’s Golf Tournament.

The Mountain Lions posted a day one score of 302, four shots better than Charleston (306). West Liberty is in third with a score of 309, followed by Fairmont State (312), UVa-Wise (316) and Shepherd (316). Wheeling Jesuit (317) and West Virginia Wesleyan (318), Urbana (323) and Glenville State (324) are within six shots of the top six. The top six teams advance to the final day of competition after 36 holes.

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Concord’s Brett Laxton

UC’s Eoin Cunniffe was the lone player under par on the day carding a 1-under par 71. West Liberty’s Sean Trapp shot a 72 to stand in second after 18 holes, and teammate Alex Easthom is in a tie for third with Concord’s Jared Porter with a score of 73. Glenville State’s Colby Cunningham and Concord’s Noah Clark rounded out the top five after shooting 75 on day one.

Women’s Golf: Hysell Leads NDC To Day 1 Lead

Macie Hysell shot an even par 72 to help Notre Dame take the lead on the first day of play at the MEC Women’s Golf Tournament at The Resort at Glade Springs.

Hysell birdied both par 5s on the back nine to get back to even on the day. She leads the individual race by 12 shots over Charleston’s Elizabeth Karsten and Alyssa Wrozier who each shot 84. Carleigh Boyd (WVWC), Melinda Goda (CU), Amani Shepherd (NDC) and Katie Pritchett (WISE) all shot 85.

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Notre Dame’s Macie Hysell

Notre Dame finished with a first day total of 330, 11 shots better than Charleston (341) and 34 shots better than Wheeling Jesuit (365). Fairmont State (376), West Virginia Wesleyan (380) and Concord (382) round out the top six. The top six teams after two rounds advance to the final day of competition.

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