PERU, Ind. – The Taylor men's golf team posted its best round of the spring season to climb to the top of the leaderboard after day one at the Huntington Invitational at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru, Ind.
Freshman Nick Waskom carded a career-low round of 70 (-2) to lead the Trojans on the 6,797-yard, par-72 layout. Waskom was the only player in the 74-man field to shoot under par in the opening round. The Columbus, Ind., native holds a three shot lead over a pair of players tied for second.
Freshman Mitch Lamping also played well for TU, firing a round of 74 to finish in a tie for fourth after the opening round. Lamping birdied three of the four par fives on the day. Taylor also got a 77 from senior Nate Scheibe while freshman Trey Turner carded a round of 78 to round out the scoring for TU as the Trojans carded a team score of 299. Junior Stefan Fahlen was the drop score for TU with an 82.
Taylor's B team also played well, led by sophomores Seth Neal and Nathan Edwards who both shot rounds of 76. TU's second team also counted a 79 by sophomore Jordan Hall and an 80 from senior Tucker Fahlen while senior Grant Hall's 82 was the drop score for the second squad.
The Trojans lead the 13-team field at 299 (+11). Saint Francis (305) is in second heading into Saturday's final round while Indiana Wesleyan (309) and Bethel (310) will also give chase. Taylor's B team carded a team score of 311 and sits in fifth, ahead of Crossroads League foes Mount Vernon Nazarene, Huntington, and Grace.
Saturday's final round is scheduled to begin with tee times at 8:00 am.