No. 3 Seed Ospreys Start Sluggishly at NCAA Men's Golf Louisville Regional

No. 3 Seed Ospreys Start Sluggishly at NCAA Men's Golf Louisville Regional

Day 1 Results 

LEADERBOARD: No. 13 North Florida men's golf posted a 292 in Monday's opening round at the NCAA Louisville Regional led by senior Philip Knowles even-par 71 performance on the layout of the UofL Golf Club.

- Senior Philip Knowles shot an even par 71 to end the day among the Top 20 individuals (T16)
- Fellow senior Travis Trace closed his first round with a birdie on the 18th hole to shoot a 73 (T35)
- Senior Jordan Batchelor and junior Michael Mattiace both finished the opening round tied for 44th after matching rounds of 74
- Senior Andrew Alligood rounded out the Osprey lineup with a 78 (T67)
- Ospreys front nine included just four birdies, but UNF doubled that total with eight birdies on the back nine

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# = Golfstat Top 50 rankings)
#11 Auburn (276), #1 Oklahoma State (278), #21 Louisville (280), #25 Baylor (280), #48 West Virginia (286), #49 Arizona (287), #37 Iowa State (288), #13 North Florida (292), Mississippi State (294), #35 Arkansas State (295), Jacksonville State (300), Southern Illinois (301), New Mexico (302)

- Knowles collected his 25th round of par or better on the season
- Trace and Batchelor led the way for Ospreys with three birdies each | UNF totalled 12 as a team in the first round
- North Florida collected 58 pars on day one paced by 14 from Knowles
- Knowles had one birdie and no bogeys thru his opening 11 holes
- Batchelor closed his round with birdies on two of the final four holes
- Alligood started his day with a birdie on the first hole
- The Top 5 teams in the regional advance to the NCAA Championship | The Ospreys are currently six strokes behind fifth place West Virginia heading into second round action


 8  North Florida  292  ---  ---  292 (+8)
 T16  Philip Knowles  71  --  --  71 (E)
 T35  Travis Trace  73  --  --  73 (+2)
 T44  Jordan Batchelor  74  --  --  74 (+3)
 T44  Michael Mattiace  74  --  --  74 (+3)
 T67  Andrew Alligood  78  --  --  78 (+7)

"We played a very poor round of golf today. We have to bounce back and be better tomorrow. It will be important to have better discipline in how we approach things tomorrow."

No. 3 seed North Florida continues play with Tuesday's second round of the NCAA Louisville Regional. Ospreys will paired with Iowa State and Mississippi State starting at 8:25 a.m. on Hole 1.