Scots rank 11th after Transylvania Invitational first round; second round suspended due to severe weather

Scots rank 11th after Transylvania Invitational first round; second round suspended due to severe weather

Maryville College Men's Golf opened their 2019-20 season on Saturday, as the Scots traveled to Lexington, Ky., for the Transylvania Invitational.

MC was scheduled to play 36 holes and a pair of rounds on the opening day at the 6,873-yard, par-72 University Club of Kentucky course – the first tournament under first-year head coach Anthony Monaco.

However, the second round was suspended with the Scots nearing completion at 7:15 p.m. due to severe weather.

In the first round, the Scots found themselves at just 5-over through 14 holes. MC ranked tied for third at the time, before finishing the round at 20-over. Maryville ranked 11th as a unit, while Garrett Compliment led the way with a three-over 75.

Piedmont College's Matthew Leemann took top honors in the day's opening round, posting a four-under 68. Ohio Wesleyan University's Shane Hoben ranked second with a two-under 70, as a host of players tied for third individually at one-under.

Wittinberg University ranked atop the leaderboard after the first 18 holes of play with an even-par 288. Sewanee ranked second at four-over with a 292, while Piedmont College sat at 293 for a five-over first round.

Freshman Jake Duncan shot a four-over 76 for the Scots in the opening round of play, while fellow freshman Jacob Dunlap added a 78. Andy Cofer posted a 79 to round out the scoring on the first 18, while Brady Orr posted an 84 individually.

Before stoppage, the Scots were 12 shots better than their opening round. They climbed the leaderboard, as they ended the day ranked ninth as a squad.

At the delay, Wittenberg University held a four-stroke lead over Sewanee in the team race.

Resumption of play is slated for 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, as the teams will take on the third round at approximately 9:00 a.m. The third round will complete the 54-hole tournament in Lexington, Ky.