Lamar's Joannes Three Shots Back of Leaders At NCAA Championship
May 26, 2009
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Lamar junior Hugues Joannes shot a 1-over-par 72 to put himself in a tie for 16th after the first round of the 112th NCAA Men's Golf Championship at the Inverness Club Tuesday.
Joannes' card featured three birdies and four bogeys as he sits just three strokes back of the leaders at 2-under. He collected birdies on Nos. 2, 17 and 18, while two of his bogeys came on two of the three par 3s.
His birdie on 16 moved him up ten spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 17th before finishing the day bogey-birdie and in the 13-way tie for 16th.
The 72 is tied for the seventh-lowest opening-round score by a Lamar golfer at the championship and marks Joannes' fifth-lowest in 14 career NCAA regional and championship rounds. He played the 2007 regional and championship as a freshman at Division II Abilene Christian before competing for Lamar in the 2008 and 2009 regionals.
Joannes, along with playing partners Kyle Stanley of Clemson and Matt Hill of North Carolina State will tee off No. 10 at 8:55 a.m. ET on Wednesday as the final group of the morning section. Hill is one of the three co-leaders after he shot a 69 and Stanley matched Joannes with a 72 on Tuesday.