KOHLER, Wis. – The Taylor men's golf team opened the 2014 Kohler Classic at Whistling Straits golf course with a first round score of 323.
Senior Nate Scheibe and freshman Trey Turner both carded rounds of 79 to pace the Trojans on day one. Junior Stefan Fahlen added an 82, freshman Nick Waskom carded an 83, and freshman Mitch Lamping added an 85 for the Trojans on the championship track along the coast of Lake Michigan.
"We just made too many big numbers today," Taylor coach Cameron Andry said following the round. "We made a few strategic mistakes that cost us and when we missed we got into some very difficult spots so we made some big numbers."
"We got a little bit of a bad draw in that we played the holes back into the wind along the lake later in the day when the wind really picked up," Andry continued. "But you still have to hit good golf shots and we didn't hit enough of them today."
The Trojans are currently 14th in the 18-team field that features some of the NAIA's top teams, including No. 1 Texas Wesleyan and No. 4 Grand View. Texas Wesleyan fired an impressive round of 295 to take the lead after the first round while Grand View is second and 299.
The Trojans will compete in the final round of the Kohler Classic tomorrow with a 9:00 am shotgun start.