MACOMB, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Through one round of the 54-hole Beu/Massato Invitational hosted by Western Illinois, the Green Bay men's golf team sits in sixth place in a field of 16 teams. The second round is nearly complete but was suspended due to darkness. The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the completion of round two and the final 18 holes.
The Phoenix finished the day with a team score of 17-over 305, 11 strokes behind the host and first-round leader, Western Illinois. The Leathernecks are at six-over 294, good for a five stroke lead over second place. Eastern Illinois
Gino Parrodi is the individual leader for the tourney after posting a six-under par 66.
Green Bay had three players tie for team-high honors by carding 76. Seniors Austin Ehlenfeldt (Green Bay, Wis.) and Chris Pural (Green Bay, Wis.) and sophomore Cam Fuller (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) each posted the four-over par rounds to lead the Phoenix and sit in 17th place.
Rounding out the Phoenix top five were sophomore Chad Ebert (Kenosha, Wis.) with a five-over par 77 and freshman Sam Weber (Heartland, Wis.), who carded a 79 and had one of just three eagles on the day for the field.
Beu/Massato Invitational - Round 1
Team Scores (top-10)
1. Western Illinois, 294 (+6)
2. South Dakota State, 299 (+11)
T3. IPFW, 302 (+14)
T3. North Dakota State, 302 (+14)
5. Eastern Illinois, 304 (+16)
6. Green Bay, 305 (+17)
7. Oakland, 306 (+18)
8. St. Ambrose, 309 (+21)
9. Bradley, 310 (+22)
10. Monmouth, 316 (+28)