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Ohio Men’s Golf Finishes Day One of Season

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Thirty-six holes, 10 hours, sunrise to sunset…now that’s a long day out there on the golf course for anyone, especially for the first tournament of the year.

But that didn’t seem to faze senior Ty Herriot, who just recently qualified for and played in the United States Men’s Amateur this August.

Herriot shot an even par 70 in Round 1 today followed by a 65 in Round 2 at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational in Charleston, West Virginia. This put him at a solid tied for third individually going into tomorrow’s final 18-hole round.

It wasn’t a perfect day, although his score sure seems to show so.

He wasn’t able to get any of his putts to fall in the first round, but what held him in there the rest of the day was his patience.

“I was thinking that I just needed to be patient,” Herriot said. “I just wanted to stick to my game plan, and wait for the putts to start falling. I started off the second round with three straight birdies, so that got me going from the beginning.”

Also scoring for the Bobcats today was senior and last year’s No. 2-ranked player in the Mid-American Conference, Peyton White, who shot a total of 6-over (72-74-146) and senior Tom Nettles with an 11-over total (74-77-151). Sophomore Mike Kenney (81-74-155) and sophomore Ben Sattler (76-79-155) also contributed to the Ohio Men’s Golf team total (292-290-582).

Junior Brady Bohl played as an individual and finished 4-over par (73-71-144), placing him tied for 28th in the tournament.

The Bobcats are just eight strokes off from the top five teams leading the tournament after today, which is not much in golf as a team. Eastern Kentucky currently leads the tournament with a 552 team total (8-under). Ohio will look to make up some strokes in tomorrow’s final round. Shotgun start is 8:30 a.m. Live scores are available on birdiefire.com.