Men's Golf Shoots 307 (+23) in Rain-Filled First Round at Central Regional
May 18, 2006
CHARDON, Ohio - Sophomore Andy Connell and junior Jason Kokrak each carded a 5-over-par 76 on Thursday morning to lead the Xavier University men's golf team in round one of the NCAA Central Regional on the par-71, 7,173-yard Sand Ridge Golf Club. As a team, XU carded a 23-over-par 307 as the Musketeers battled through a constant wind and driving rain through the first 10 holes of the opening round. Xavier is in 23rd place after the first round while Oklahoma State leads the field at 4-under-par (280).
Xavier weathered the storm through the front nine with an 8-over-par as a team, but the Musketeers struggled mightily on the back nine at 15-over-par to finish at 23-over.
Kokrak's round of 76 came on the strength of a 37 on the front nine and a 39 on the back side. Connell carded a 76 (+5) including a birdie on the par-3, No. 4. John Streibich fired a 77 (+6) and led Xavier in birdies with two on the day.
The Musketeers will look to rebound in the second round on Friday, May 19, as XU will tee off at 12:12 p.m.