Freshman Alex Kapraun shot even-par 72 and is tied for ninth in a field of 215 to lead the Tommie men's golf team Tuesday in day one of the NCAA Division III Championships in Howey in the Hills, Fla.
In its first NCAA tournament appearance, St. Thomas shot 302 and is tied for 12th out of 41 teams, one stroke behind fellow MIAC team Gustavus. Both the Tommies and Gusties played on what's considered the tougher of two courses, El Campeon. The top-8 team scores turned in on Tuesday came from the more forgiving Colinas Course with the 6,926 yard par-72 El Campeon Course playing significantly more difficult.
Brian Parkhurst shot one over-par 73 and is tied for 20th. Michael Mortenson (78), Bennett Schroeder (79) and John Young (82) round out the UST lineup.
The top 15 teams after Wednesday's second round will make the cut and advance into Thursday and Friday play.
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