Golf: Panthers third after first round of Callaway Collegiate Invitational

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Led by Cory Howard and Anthony Scolapio, the LaGrange golf team is third after the first round of the Callaway Collegiate Invitational on Callaway Gardens' Mountain View Course.

The Panthers shot a team score of 297, four shots back of first round leader Methodist. Oglethorpe is second, just a shot out of first place. Emory (302) and tournament host Berry (304) round the top five.

Howard had an even-par round of 72 and is tied for seventh in the individual standings. He recovered from a double bogey on the par 4 13th hole, to birdie two of his last three holes.

Scolapio is a shot back of Howard and tied for ninth. The freshman's round of 73 had three birdies and four bogeys.

Logan Lanier had a round of 75, followed by Osborne Theam (77) and Freddie Wolford (79) to round out the scoring for the Panthers.

The final round of the tournament is Sunday.