ORLANDO, Fla. (October 24, 2011) - Rollins led after round one and is just two shots back after round two to complete opening day play at the 2011 Rollins College Invitational.
Contested at Rio Pinar Country Club, the Tars combined for five rounds of par or better on the day, posting scores of 287 and 298 (585). Carson-Newman (296-287) and Newberry (292-291) are tied for first after what became a perfect day for golf in Central Florida.
Columbus State (590) and Florida Southern (592) round out the top-five.
Spencer Cole is tied for first with a four-under score of 140 on the day. The senior scorched the course for a 69 in the morning round and came back with a 71 to tie with Chandler Gruenmeier (68-72) of Newberry.
Tyler Sluman is two-under for the tournament after scores of 70 and 72 on the day (142). Scott Lamb carded an even-par 72 in the opening round and 74 in the afternoon to sit tied for 18th with a score of 146.
Jordan Lewis (76-84) is tied for 67th with 160 strokes while Hunter Stone (81-81) is tied for 69th (162).
The Tars also had several players competing as individuals and not factoring into the team scores. Davis Hall had a fantastic first day and is tied for sixth place after scores of 74 and 69 (143). Nam Padungsiriseth turned in rounds of 72-75 and is tied for 21st with 147 strokes. Fatehbir Dhaliwal is tied for 36th after back-to-back rounds of 72 (152).
Jacob Lammert (77-79), Felipe Quirogia (79-77), Charlie Fitzgerald (80-76) and Alex Belmont (79-77) are tied for 57th with 156 strokes. Tae Lim shot 79-80 and is tied for 64th.
Rollins and the rest of the 11-team field will complete the Rollins Invitational with a final round on Tuesday, Oct. 25.