CONOVER, N.C. – The first round has come and gone for Sam Jones at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional as the junior fired a 78 in Monday’s opening round at the Rock Barn Golf Club in Conover, North Carolina.


Starting on the back nine, Jones opened with a par before making bogey on 11, 13, and 14 while mixing in a birdie on the par four 12th. Four straight pars put the junior at two-over par making the turn.


A double-bogey on the first hole, a par four, set Jones back to four over with eight holes to play. Three consecutive bogeys at holes five, six, and seven followed by a pair of pars to finish put Jones in the clubhouse with seven-over 78.


Jones was in the morning wave of tee times. Scores for the afternoon wave will be in this evening. Check back to tonight for leaderboards and tee times for Tuesday’s second round.