Kato ranks in top 15 following round one for UE


Men rank in 13th spot

 PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – Finishing the opening round of the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate with a 1-under 71, Masatoyo Kato shot the low round of the day for the University of Evansville men’s golf team.

Kato’s 1-under-par effort has him in a tie for 12th place with the first of three rounds in the books at True Blue Golf Club.  Carson Parker finished the day with a 1-over 73 to rank second for the Purple Aces and in a tie for 31st place on the leaderboard.

Third on the squad was Caleb Wassmer.  His 4-over 76 has him tied for 67th.  He was followed by Isaac Rohleder and Daniil Romashkin.  Rohleder totaled a 77 in the first 18 holes while Romashkin was one behind him with a 78.  Individual Henry Kiel carded an 81 in the first round.

Evansville is in 13th place in the team standings with a 297.  UE is just four strokes outside of the top 10.  Valparaiso and Delaware had the top scores of the day, each posting a 285 to pace third-place Troy by two shots.

Jared Nelson from the University of Connecticut leads the individual standing.  He completed the opening round with a 4-under 68.

Round two will take place on Tuesday morning.