WAYNESORO, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's golf team is sitting in fourth place following day one of the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic after shooting 300 as a team during the opening round at the Waynesboro Country Club. In a very tight battle near the top of the team standings, Gettysburg leads the field by just three strokes over McDaniel. F&M is five shots off the Bullets' pace heading into Sunday's final round.
F&M's scores were very consistent across the board during the first round. Chris Dorey's round of 74 is pacing the team as he sits in a 10-way tie for ninth place. Jack Cooley and Chris Magliocco both posted rounds of 75 and are within top 20 players. Shane Lawler (76) and Jas Fuhrer (77) also shot in the 70s to keep their team right in the chase for another tournament championship this fall.
The Diplomats are tied for the tournament lead in both par-5 scoring (-2) and birdies (12), while ranking second in par-3 scoring (+4) and third in pars (52). Cooley is leading the field in par-3 scoring (-2) as he carded four birdies on Saturday. Magliocco (-2) and Fuhrer (-1) were both in the red on par-5 holes.
Second round action at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic will get underway on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start.