Georgia State Leads, Aggies In 15th After First Round At The Nelson

UC Davis sophomore Steven Strong putts on the 12th green at Stanford GC during first round action in The Nelson Invitational. Strong led the Aggies with a 3-over par 72. (Todd Hammond)
 
UC Davis sophomore Steven Strong putts on the 12th green at Stanford GC during first round action in The Nelson Invitational. Strong led the Aggies with a 3-over par 72. (Todd Hammond)
 

Oct. 22, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Georgia State fired a 1-under, 275, the only team to finish the first round under par, and holds a two-stroke lead over New Mexico following the first day of play at The Nelson, hosted by Stanford and played at the par 69, 6,444-yard Stanford Golf Course. UC Davis fired an opening day 295 and sits 20 strokes off the lead in 15th place.

In addition to Georgia State (275) and New Mexico (277), UNLV (279) and Notre Dame (279) are tied for third while Missouri (284) rounds out the top five.

Individually, New Mexico's Spencer Levin shot a 4-under 65 and holds a two-stroke lead over UNLV's Ryan Moore (67) and Georgia State's Steve Tiley (67) after Friday's play. Seven players are in a log jam in fourth place, three strokes off the lead.

The Aggies were led by sophomore Steven Strong who fired an opening round of 3-over, 72. Teammates Eric Restrepo (74) and Erik Hill (74) are tied for 51st while Louie Bishop (75) and Jay Westerlund (75) are both tied for 61st to round out the Aggie squad.

Play continues at The Nelson will 18 more holes on Saturday.

UC DAVIS GOLF
2004 The Nelson
October 22-24, 2004
at Stanford Golf Course

Par 69 6,444 yards

TEAM SCORES: 1. Georgia State, 275; 2. New Mexico, 277; T3. UNLV, 279; T3. Notre Dame, 279; 5. Missouri, 284; 6. Stanford, 285; 7. Northern Colorado, 286; 8. Kansas, 287; 9. Colorado State, 289; T10. Florida Southern, 291; T10. Colorado, 291; T12. Kansas State, 292; T12. West Florida, 292; 14. Idaho, 293; 15. UC DAVIS, 295; 16. Texas Pan American, 304.

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (top 5 plus UC Davis): 1. Spencer Levin, NM, 65; T2. Ryan Moore, UNLV, 67; T2. Steve tiley, Georgia St., 67; T4. Shawn Jasper, Missouri, 68; T4. Joel Sjoholm, Georgia State, 68; T4. Tyler Docking, Kansas, 68; T4. Jay Reynolds, NM, 68; T4. Matt VanCleave, Kansas St., 68; T4. Chris Mabry, Missouri, 68; T4. Matthew Shin, Stanford. 68... T35. Steven Strong, 72; T51. Eric Restrepo, 74; T51. Erik Hill, 74; T61. Jay Westerlund, 75; T61. Louie Bishop, 75.