February 24, 2014

UNG Men's Golf Team In 12th Place After Opening 36 Holes At AASU Pirate Invitational

POOLER, Georgia – (UNGAthletics.com) - The #8 Nova Southeastern men's golf team carded rounds of 290-277--567 to take a two-stroke lead over host Armstrong Atlantic State University after the first day of the 2014 Armstrong Pirate Men's Golf Invitational at Savannah Quarters Country Club.  The University of North Georgia posted rounds of 304-305—609 and stands in 12th place out of 17 teams.

The teams played 36 holes on the opening day and will cap the event with a single 18 on Tuesday.

Grant Rish led the Nighthawks with an opening day score of 75-72—147 (+5) over the par 71 course and sits in a tie for 32nd out of the field of 90 golfers.  North Georgia's Michael Motz added a 78-72—150 and stands in a tie for 39th

The Sharks' one-under-par 567 total is two strokes ahead of the #12 Pirates (569) while #10 Lynn (576) is in third. Saint Leo (582) and #19 Florida Southern (586) round out the top five schools in the 17-team field.

North Alabama (588) is in sixth place, followed by #13 Flagler (590), #22 Rollins (596), Clayton State and West Georgia.

Nova Southeastern's Hunter O'Mahoney leads individually after carding rounds of 72 and 66 for a two-round 4-under-par 138 total. His second-round 66 ties for the lowest individual round in the 14-year history of the Armstrong Pirate Invitational with Columbus State's Brandon Kuban (2005) and Georgia College's Patrick Garrett (2012).