CHARLESTON, S.C. – Junior Daniel Song led the way, shooting one over par 145 as the Mountain Hawks opened up action at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate with 36 holes Sunday at the Daniel Island Club. Song shot one under par 71 in the morning and two over par 74 in the afternoon to sit in a tie for 20th place after day one.
As a team, Lehigh shot rounds of 305 and 298 to sit at 603, good for 16th in a 20-team field that includes power five programs Florida State, South Carolina and Virginia.
Song’s opening round 71 featured four birdies, all of which came over his final 10 holes. He made three more birdies in his afternoon 74.
Seventy four was the low score for the Mountain Hawks in the afternoon, with three players hitting that mark. In addition to Song, junior David Hurly also shot 74 and along with an opening round 76 is tied for 54th place at 150. Hurly made four birdies Sunday, two in each round.
Freshman Jahan Bains also fired an afternoon 74. Bains and junior Sam Barton are tied for 73rd place at 154. Bains made one birdie in an opening round 80 and then made 16 pars and two bogeys in the afternoon. Barton totaled five birdies on the day and shot 78 and 76.
Sophomore Edmund Broderick shot 177 (80-77) and is tied for 89th. Broderick made five birdies on the day, all of which came on the front nine holes.
Seton Hall put together back-to-back rounds of six under par 282 and leads the team race at 564. The Pirates lead Florida State by four strokes, while South Carolina is in third place at 571.
Pietro Bovari of Virginia is the individual leader at seven under par 137 (70-67). He leads Nevill Ruiter of College of Charleston by one stroke.
The Daniel Island Intercollegiate and Lehigh’s fall season conclude Monday with the final 18 holes of play.