Mitchell McLeroy is tied for fifth after first day at NCAA Regionals.
May 16, 2013
Senior golfer Mitchell McLeroy carded a three-under 69 in the opening round of the NCAA Regional Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. He is currently in a two-way tie for fifth on the 7,251-yard par-72 Blessings Golf Course.
"Mitchell got out to a great start this morning," said head coach Trey Schroeder. "He hit the greens on his first 10 holes. I thought the most important part of his game was that he made all of the putts from 10 feet and in. If there were any nerves he didn't let them show."
McLeroy closed out the front nine with a one under par after bookending a bogey with two birdies on Nos. 4 - 6. After recording two birdies in his first three holes on the back nine McLeroy hovered around the top five for the rest of the round. He moved to four under after carding an eagle on 16, but finished the day with a bogey on 18.
McLeroy will be in the final group to start on No. 10 Friday. He is slated to tee off at 10:20 a.m. with Indiana's Brant Peaper, and Alabama State's Francis Berthiaume.