Senior Martin Liu, GW Golf Lead Pack After Day 1 of A-10 Championship
April 27, 2012
Liu sits in a tie for first place with
"I am extremely happy with how everyone played today, but I also think we can go even lower," said head coach Terry Shaffer ('79). "We are excited to get back out there tomorrow morning."
Six-time defending champion Charlotte is in third with a 2-under 286, followed by fourth-place Xavier at 2-over 290 and fifth-place URI with a 3-over 291.
Liu made a team-high six birdies, including three straight on Nos. 12-14, against only three bogeys. Senior Brandon Rukin opened the day's action with back-to-back birdies and tallied five total through the first round to finish at 1-under 71 where he is tied for sixth out of 55 total golfers. Classmate Andres Pumariega and freshman Jack Persons are tied for 11th with even-par rounds of 72. Senior Taylor Fuqua is tied for 38th after shooing a 4-over 76.
The Colonials look to remain atop the field on Saturday with a second-round tee time set for 10:45 a.m. Fans can follow live scoring by clicking here.