NKU's Poore shoots 4-over in first round of NCAA Men's golf regional

NKU's Poore shoots 4-over in first round of NCAA Men's golf regional (NKU Athletics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Northern Kentucky University’s Jacob Poore fired a 75 in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional hosted by Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday. The junior is tied for 30th-overall.

Round Highlights

• Poore settled in nicely over the first five holes, playing them at 1-over par after bogeying the first.

• He moved to even-par with a birdie on the 615-yard, par-5 sixth. Poore was left with a tricky third shot from the rough. He successfully punched a shot above a sand trap with an elevated back lip, but below several low hanging branches, running the ball up the green and within a few feet of the cup.

• Following a rough stretch on holes 7-11, which he played at four-over. Poore responded with a birdie on the 12th.

• He answered another bogey on the 15th with a birdie on the ensuing 16th.

• The round ended with a final bogey on the 18th.

Notable Nuggets

• Poore was one of the most dominant players on the par-5s. The junior played them at 2-under for a 4.33 stroke average. Only 24th-ranked UNLV’s Garrick Higgo, who is currently alone in second on the leaderboard at 2-under, played the par-5s better (4.00).

• Poore’s three birdies are also tied for the seventh most in the tournament through the first round.

• Illinois’ Michael Feagles sits atop the leaderboard after carding a 3-under-par round in which he played 15 holes at par and three with birdies.

• The top-ranked team in the country and overall No. 1 seed Oklahoma State sits atop the team leaderboard at 3-under par.

Next Up

Poore is paired with Yale’s Henri Cassriel, who is tied-56th after shooting 7-over, and fellow individual competitor Zach Schroeder from Fort Wayne. Schroeder matched Poore’s 4-over-par opening round. The trio will tee off at 9:53 Tuesday morning.

Information provided by NKU Athletics.

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