The cold weather delayed the start of this year’s Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational on Friday, with some men’s teams unable to finish play on in the first round.
Washington and Lee leads at a 1-under, but the Generals are still on the course. The clubhouse lead belongs to Huntingdon College and Methodist University, both tied at 4-over 292 on the Jekyll Island Club’s Pine Lakes course.
Fourth place Greensboro (294), fifth place Emory (295) and sixth-place teams Rhodes and Hampton-Sydney (296) were also able to finish their rounds.
Addison Lambeth of Huntingdon leads the medalist chase afar carding a 3-under 69 with six birdies and three bogeys on his card. A host of golfers are just one shot behind Lambeth including Ryan Elmore of Berry, Levi Grogan and Josh Campbell of Greensboro, Craig Decato of Methodist, Todd Alan McDonald of Washington and Lee and Ryan Muthiora of Kenyon College.
In the women’s tournament at Indian Mound, the first round was able to be completed with Claremont Mudd Scripts leading by two shots over Washington University.
Claremont totaled a 26-over 314 as a team, with Washington second at 316. New York University is in solo third at 318 while Rhodes and Carnegie-Mellon are tied for fourth at 319.
Tournament host Oglethorpe has the top women’s round so far with Hayley Willman leading the individuals after a 1-over 73 on Friday. Willman is two shots ahead of Claremont’s Emma Kang and Illinois Wesleyan’s Melanie Wolf, who carded rounds of 75.
The three-day, 72-hole tournaments continue today and Sunday on Jekyll.