Boilers Compete in UNC Charlotte Birkdale Classic



March 13, 1999

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's golf team finished the first day of the UNC Charlotte Birkdale Classic in 14th place after an 18-hole score of 310. The tournament is being held at the Birkdale Golf Course (Par 72, 7013 yards) in Huntersville, N.C.

Freshman Lee Williamson is tied for 47th place the strength of a one-over par 73 to lead the Boilers after the first round. Right behind Williamson are seniors Colby Huffman and Bert Jones and sophomore Ryan Miller who each shot 78's to stand in a eight-way tie for 58th place. The other Boiler participating in the Birkdale Classic is junior Ryan Cate who carded an 82 which is good for 82 place.

The 18-team tournament is led by Nebraska, who collectively shot a first-round score of 286 to lead by one stroke. North Carolina is in second at 287, while Augusta State is third at 290 and Old Dominion and Virginia-Commonwealth are tied for fourth at 293 to round out the top five.

Individually, North Carolina's Don Hill carded a first-round score of three-under par 69 to lead by one stroke over four other competitors entering the final round of play tomorrow. The third and final 18 holes will be played tomorrow morning.

T47th   Lee Williamson  37-39=76
T58th   Colby Huffman   38-40=78
T58th   Bert Jones      38-40=78
T58th   Ryan Miller     38-40=78
84th    Ryan Cate       37-45=82

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Nebraska 286 2. North Carolina 287 3. Augusta State 290 T4. Old Dominion 293 Virginia-Commonwealth 293 T6. Colorado State 296 Wofford College 296 8. Maryland 298 9. Kansas 299 T10.UNC-Charlotte 300 College of Charleston 300 12. Virginia Tech 301 13. East Carolina 309 14. Purdue 310 15. Furman 311 16. Davidson 314 17. Missouri 316 18. Rhode Island 318