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NDSU Men's Golf Completes First Round of its First-Ever NCAA Regional

NDSU Men's Golf Completes First Round of its First-Ever NCAA Regional

The Michigan State men's golf team shot a 19-over-par 303 in the opening round of the NCAA Columbus Regional on Monday at the OSU Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.

Lawrence completes the regional on Wednesday morning, with a 9:20 a.m. tee time to begin his third round. Top-seeded Oklahoma shot five-under, giving themselves a five-stroke cushion over Auburn, Arkansas, and North Florida at even par.

Junior Corey Carlson shot a 1-under 71 on Tuesday, which included going 2-under over his final eight holes.

Jake McCrory turned in a 3-over-par 75 with a tough double bogey at the par-4 ninth hole, hampering an otherwise steady day that saw him finish with three birdies as well.

The senior opened the day with a 1-under 35 on the front nine and finished with par on each of his final six holes.

The Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets sit at 553 (-15), four strokes ahead of fifth-place Liberty, which posted a 7-under 277 round and finished 36 holes at 557 (-11).

"We are still in the game, but we did not start out well", BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. Clemson shot the best round of the tournament at 276 (-12). You look at Texas and NC State and some others, and they have guys who have shot 64 and 65, and we haven't had that yet.

Sargent, a Georgetown native, is just the second Hilltopper to ever compete in a NCAA Regional as an individual, and the first since Brent Long in 2008. (Reunion Resort; Vanderbilt, top seed); Norman, Okla. (Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club; Oklahoma, top seed) and Stockton, Calif.