May 16, 2013
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University of Cincinnati senior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio) posted an 11-over par 82 in first-round play of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships on Thursday at the Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.
The three-round tournament on the Scarlet Course (par 71, 7,268 yards) continues through Saturday.
Tepe struggled at the start and was 4-over par after the first five holes. He managed to register par or better scores on eight holes for the day and is in 73rd place entering the second round.
"David had a tough day," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "The course was playing difficult and he wasn't able to settle into it quick enough. He was a little nervous.
"But it's still a great learning experience for both David and myself. There are two rounds left and we're looking forward to competing and finishing well."
Tepe will start second-round play on Friday from the 10th hole beginning at 9:40 a.m. ET.
Charlotte's Raoul Menard leads the field after carding a 4-under par 67.
The 49ers also sit atop the team leader board following their 3-over 287. Charlotte is one shot ahead of South Carolina (288). Stanford is third (291), followed by UNLV (292) and Auburn (293).
The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championship finals May 28-June 2 at The Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga. The top individual finisher not from one of the top-five teams also advances to Atlanta.
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