Vikings Lead SAA Men's Golf Championships

Joel Maire
Joel Maire

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Berry College has a one stroke lead after shooting 287 on Friday to open the Southern Athletic Association men's golf championships. Full Results

Joel Maire led BC with a minus-three score of 69. He is tied for first place with Kyle Shealy of Oglethorpe and Centre's Andrew Horn.

Berry's Drew Kosko (71) and Ryan Elmore (72) also shot below par rounds.

"The guys played smart today and stayed in the round until the last putt was holed," said Berry Head Coach Brian Farrer.  "We have to continue to commit and own the golf shots we hit and know that we are making the right decisions for the team."

The Vikings lead Oglethorpe by one shot heading to Saturday's second round. The event finishes on Sunday at the Old Fort Golf Club.

Full Berry scoring:

1 Berry College 287 287
T1 Joel Maire (3) 69 69
T4 Drew Kosko (5) 71 71
T7 Ryan Elmore (1) 72 72
T20 Ty Hampel (6) 75 75
T24 Tommy McCloskey (2) 76 76
T31 Eddy Black (4) 77 77