CARROLLTON, Ga. – The weather waited until the afternoon to cooperate, but the UWG men’s golf team did get in 18 holes of the Matt Dyas Invitational on Monday, shooting a 301 at Oak Mountain to sit in seventh place at their annual home tournament.

 

After rain washed out the first round, 15 teams hit the course for a 1 p.m. shotgun start, and the scores were fairly low as Young Harris used a 285 to claim the day one lead over North Georgia who shot 287.

 

For the Wolves, Sam Jones led the way, firing a two-under round of 70 in the opening round. Jones made four birdies on the day and was two-under on the Oak Mountain par fives. Jones is in a third place tie as he begins the final round on Tuesday.

 

The next score in for the Wolves was from Valentin Riviere, as he shot a 76 to open the tournament and is in a 46th place tie.

 

True freshman Ethan Jones shot a round of 77 on Monday in his first career Matt Dyas Invitational. Jones is in a 57th place tie on the individual leaderboard.

 

Daniel Benson struggled and shot an uncharacteristic 78 on his way to a 64th place tie at the midway point of the tournament. Carson Vaughn sits in 74th place with a first round 84.

 

James Robillard fired a 77 as he competed as an individual. The freshman is in a 57th place tie.

 

The tournament was originally scheduled to a 54-hole event, but with Monday’s first round being rained out, the tournament will be a 36-hole event. The final round gets underway from Oak Mountain Championship Golf Course with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

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