Golf: Panthers in second place after first round of Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Invitational

Golf: Panthers in second place after first round of Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Invitational

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Led by senior Cory Howard, the LaGrange golf team is in second place after the first round of the Royal Lakes/Oglethorpe Invitational at the Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club.

Howard fired a 2-under par 70 and is in a five-way tie for the individual lead. As a team, the Panthers shot a 3-over par 291, one shot back of Centre and a shot ahead of top-ranked Oglethorpe.

Sophomore Logan Lanier followed Howard with a 1-over 73 and is tied for 13th. Freshman Ryan Najim, playing in his first collegiate tournament, and sophomore Anthony Scolapio each had rounds of 74. Osborn Theam, the defending individual champion, finished with a round of 75.

The tournament concludes Tuesday.