Men's Golf Team Stands Eighth After First Day At Cobra PUMA Invitational

Korey Ward is among the leaders after day one.

Korey Ward is among the leaders after day one.

Sept. 30, 2012


Ft. Myers, Fla. -- The Xavier Musketeer men's golf team shot an 8-over-par 584 today and stands eighth after the first two rounds of the Cobra-PUMA Invitational, which Xavier hosts annually at Miromar Lakes in Ft. Myers, Fla. Two Musketeers are currently in the 20 top individually, while the team stands eighth out of 15 teams.

Korey Ward is tied for seventh place after two rounds with a 5-under-par 139. Jesse Heinly is tied for 19th at even-par 144. Yuki Kato also is among the top 40, standing in a tie for 39th with a 5-over-par 149. All nine Xavier golfers on the roster competed for the team or as individuals.

Xavier stood fifth after the first round with a 1-under-par 287 led by a first round 7-under-par 65 from Ward. The Musketeers shot a disappointing 297 in the second round.

There are 15 teams competing for this year's title, including Arkansas State, Bethune Cookman, Dayton, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Jacksonville, Loyola of Maryland, Marshall, Northern Kentucky, Penn State, Saint Joseph's, William and Mary, Wofford and Xavier.

The Cobra-PUMA Invitational is a 54-hole stroke-play event with the final 18 holes to be played on Monday. Florida Gulf Coast, which is located in Ft. Myers, leads the tournament with a 558.