Men's, Women's Golf Teams Off to Solid Starts at MEC Meet

Men's, Women's Golf Teams Off to Solid Starts at MEC Meet

DANIELS – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats are sitting in seventh place after day one of the Mountain East Conference Men's Golf Championships being held at Glade Springs Resort.

The Bobcats have a team score of 317, just 18 strokes behind event leader UVa.-Wise in what is a tightly packed leaderboard.

James Snavely (pictured) is leading Wesleyan, sitting as the 13th placed individual after a round one 76.

He was followed by teammates Nick West (23rd with a 79), Nicholas Casingal (28th with an 80), Ryan Holcomb (32nd with an 82), and John Huggins (36th with an 84).

"We played well at times today, we lost a few strokes with our chipping and with our putting today," head coach James Huber said. "If we can clean a few of those areas up tomorrow, I think we can bring in some lower scores...the short game is critical when you get into championship play."

On the women's side, Katie Casey sits in third place after day one of the Mountain East Conference Women's Golf Championships.

The senior fired an eight over par 80, while the team currently sits in fourth place with a team tally of 363.

Two Lady Bobcat teammates currently join Casey in the top ten individuals; Sandra Brink is currently eighth with an 86, with Becca Davis in 10th with an 88.

Keenan Moreta is the team's final scorer with a 109 for 34th place. Gabrielle Saygers was the Lady Bobcats' fifth player, carding a 181 for 44th place.

The University of Charleston is the day one leader with a team score of 331.

Play resumes tomorrow with the Second Round at Glade Springs Resort.