Golf Tied for 11th After Competitive 1st Round at Duke Nelson Tournament

For the second straight Saturday, Travis Clauson was low-man for Tufts.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Tufts University golf team is tied for 11th place out of 23 teams after one day of play at the 36th Duke Nelson Invitational on Saturday.

Playing at The Ralph Myhre Golf Course of Middlebury College, the Jumbos' four-best scores totaled to 310. They are tied with Trinity College, four strokes behind seventh place where four teams scored 306. Scoring was very tight today, with 16th-place Endicott just four strokes behind Tufts with a 314 total from Saturday.

The Jumbos were led by sophomore Travis Clauson, who shot 75 on Saturday. Senior co-captain Brandon Karr and sophomore Mac Bredahl both shot 77's to score for the Jumbos. Junior Harry Theodore and freshman Kemp Bassett both shot 81, which was the fourth Tufts score.

Clauson is tied for 18th place among the 118 golfers who teed off today. Jackson Rothwell of Babson and Ryan Zogby from Western New England are tied for the lead with 69's on Saturday.

New York University and Middlebury are tied for first place in the team standings after 18 holes with 291 team totals.

Second-round play starts on Sunday at 9 am.