COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fifth-ranked Washington and Lee men's golf team carded a +4 score of 291-289—580 and sits in fourth-place out of 13 teams following the first round of competition at the Gordin Classic hosted by Ohio Wesleyan at the Columbus Country Club on Monday.
Illinois Wesleyan, also ranked fifth in the latest Division III poll, ran away from the field on the first day with a blistering score of 285-278-563 (-13). Top-ranked Emory is second with a 286-291—577 (+1). Eleventh-ranked Carnegie Mellon is third, one shot in front of the Generals with a 289-290—579 (+3).
W&L junior Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) has continued his stellar play to start the season and is tied with two others atop the leaderboard at -4. He opened with a +1 score of 73 and went five under par with six birdies during his afternoon round for a 73-67—140. He is tied with Rob Weuthrich and Andrew Abel, both from Illinois Wesleyan.
Junior Boyd Peete (Henrico, Va. / St. Christopher's) shot even par across his two rounds and is tied for 14th out of 70 golfers with a 72-72—144. Junior Sean Puleo (Albany, N.Y. / Albany Academy) carded a 73-73—146 (+2) and is tied for 20th, while senior George May (Topsfield, Mass. / Masconomet) shot 75-77—152 (+8) and is tied for 40th.
Sophomore Evans Copeland (West Point, Ga. / Brookstone School) shot 73-81—154 (+10) and sits in a tie for 49th overall.
Action continues on Tuesday with the final round from the Columbus Country Club.