KSU golfers fourth after one round at NCAA Southeast Regional

Four Kennesaw State University golfers shot par or better Monday as the Owls posted a school−…

Georgia (May 6, 2002) — KSU golfers fourth after one round at NCAA Southeast Regional

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SNEADS FERRY‚ N.C. − Four Kennesaw State University golfers shot par or better Monday as the Owls posted a school−record score in the first round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament.



Kennesaw State finished the first 18 holes at 5−under−par 283‚ placing the Owls fourth in the eight−team field‚ 13 strokes behind front−runner USC Aiken. Frances Marion was second after one round with a 275 total‚ while third−place Armstrong Atlantic carded a 281 with help from individual leader Nick Cowper‚ a Harrison High graduate who blistered the North Shore Country Club layout to the tune of a 9−under 63.



Setting the pace for the Owls was the 68 shot by junior Luke Stephan. Freshman Andrew Allen was next with a 71‚ followed by sophomore John Tillery and senior Thomas Baker with even−par 72s. Freshman Bryan Hume added a 74 for KSU‚ although his score did not count toward the team total.



"I'm really pleased with that‚" Jon Dunlap‚ the Owls' first−year coach‚ said of his team's effort. "It's the start that we wanted. We've still got a chance to win."



The tournament continues through Wednesday‚ with the regional champion earning an automatic berth in the national tournament.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100 offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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