Dalton Gore Tied For First After Opening Round Of MOC Men's Golf Spring Invitational

Dalton Gore Tied For First After Opening Round Of MOC Men's Golf Spring Invitational

Dalton Gore is tied for first out of 83 golfers with a 2-under-par-70, while Philippe Tjantele is one shot back with a 71 after the first round of the Mount Olive College Men's Golf Spring Invitational Monday at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C. Nationally 21st-ranked Mount Olive is tied for third out of 14 teams and is only two shots out of first place.

Mount Olive carded a team score of 296 to finish the first 18 holes tied with Conference Carolinas rival Barton. UNC Pembroke leads the tournament with a 294, followed by Newberry at 295.

Gore shot 33 on the front nine and carded a 37 on the back nine to earn a three-way tie for the first-round lead. Gore is tied with Tim Gornik and Adam Sumrall, both of ACC member Duke. Duke is fielding four individual competitors but is not competing as a team.

Completing the Trojans' team score, Jesus Valderrama (38-36—74) is tied for 16th,  Sebastian Andersen (41-34—75) is tied for 20th, Kyle Simpson (37-40—77) is tied for 47th and Mark O'Hara (38-42--80) is tied for 60th.

Tjantele is part of a second Trojan team that is in sixth place with a 301, one shot behind fifth-place Coker. Tjantele shot a 34 on the front nine and a 37 on the back nine.

Also on MOC "B," Sam Crowther (40-35—75) is tied for 20th, Brady Hollenbacher (37-39—76) is tied for 28th, Jefred Villalobos (38-41—79) is tied for 58th and Steven Aster (41-41--82) is tied for 67th.

Three Trojan players are competing as individuals. David Shields (36-39--75) is tied for 20th, Jose Ramirez (37-39--76) is tied for 28th and Eddie Fleurent (43-43--86) is tied for 77th.

Rounding out the team leaderboard, Cape Fear Community College (304) is seventh, Limestone (305) is eighth, Lenoir-Rhyne (306) is ninth, Wake Tech Community College (308) is 10th, Pfeiffer (309) is 11th and Adelphi, Chowan and Johnston Community College are tied for 12th at 329.

Tuesday's tee times are below.

Men 1st Tee       Women 10th Tee    
8:50 MOC Individual   Barton Individual Barton Individual        
9:00 Johnston CC #5 Chowan #5 Barton Individual Duke Individual        
9:10 Johnston CC #4 Chowan #4 MOC Individual Duke Individual MOC Individual Brevard #4    
9:20 Johnston CC #3 Chowan #3 MOC Individual Duke Individual Lenoir-Rhyne #3 Brevard #3 Johnston CC Individual  
9:30 Johnston CC #2 Chowan #2 Brevard Individual Duke Individual Lenoir-Rhyne #2 Brevard #2 Johnston CC Individual  
9:40 Johnston CC #1 Chowan #1 Brevard Individual Newberry Individual Lenoir-Rhyne #1 Brevard #1 Wake Tech Individual  
                 
9:50 Coker #5 MOC "B" #5 Limestone #5 Lenoir-Rhyne #5 Limestone #5 Barton #5 Coker #5 MOC #5
10:00 Coker #4 MOC "B" #4 Limestone #4 Lenoir-Rhyne #4 Limestone #4 Barton #4 Coker #4 MOC #4
10:10 Coker #3 MOC "B" #3 Limestone #3 Lenoir-Rhyne #3 Limestone #3 Barton #3 Coker #3 MOC #3
10:20 Coker #2 MOC "B" #2 Limestone #2 Lenoir-Rhyne #2 Limestone #2 Barton #2 Coker #2 MOC #2
10:30 Coker #1 MOC "B" #1 Limestone #1 Lenoir-Rhyne #1 Limestone #1 Barton #1 Coker #1 MOC #1
          Men 1st Tee    
10:40 Newberry #5 Barton #5 UNCP #5 MOC #5 Adelphi #5 Cape Fear CC #5 Pfeiffer #5 Wake Tech #5
10:50 Newberry #4 Barton #4 UNCP #4 MOC #4 Adelphi #4 Cape Fear CC #4 Pfeiffer #4 Wake Tech #4
11:00 Newberry #3 Barton #3 UNCP #3 MOC #3 Adelphi #3 Cape Fear CC #3 Pfeiffer #3 Wake Tech #3
11:10 Newberry #2 Barton #2 UNCP #2 MOC #2 Adelphi #2 Cape Fear CC #2 Pfeiffer #2 Wake Tech #2
11:20 Newberry #1 Barton #1 UNCP #1 MOC #1 Adelphi #1 Cape Fear CC #1 Pfeiffer #1 Wake Tech #1