TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The James Madison men's golf team struggled down the final holes and is in 16th through 18 holes of the 2012 Seminole Intercollegiate, March 9. The three-day, 54-hole tournament, hosted by Florida State University, is being played at Southwood Golf Course (Par 71 / 7,050 yards) in Tallahassee, Fla.
JMU was hanging around the top 10 teams until its final hole of the day, with the four counters going 8-over on the hole and leaving the Dukes at 13-over 297 in the first round, 19 shots behind host Florida State and Georgia Tech, both at 6-under 278.
Sophomore Tucker Koch leads the way for Madison, as he shot a 1-under 70 in the first round. Senior Mike Smith was next at 4-over 75, tied for 62nd, while senior Chris Wellde and Chad Mozingo were one shot back at 5-over 76, tied for 72nd. Freshman Trey Smith is at 6-over 77 in a tie for 82nd. Kennesaw State's Jeff Karlsson is the opening round leader at 6-under 65, two shots ahead of Chase Seifert of Florida State and South Florida's Trey Valentine at 4-under 67.
The Dukes will go off No. 10 starting at 7:52 a.m., and playing with South Florida, Georgia State and Toledo.