Maryville College's Men's Golf squad finished the opening day of the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational with an eighth-place ranking.
The Scots posted a first-round score of 307. That 19-over score leaves the Scots within striking distance, as they sit just four strokes out of fourth. MC needs just seven shots for a top-three ranking.
Maryville rode early momentum in the beginning of the tournament, before slowing at the turn. MC managed four scores below par on the back nine in order to hold eighth.
Central Alabama Community College leads the way with a two-under 286 following the first 18 holes of competition. The school's Noah Dennis holds first-place individual honors with an incredible five-under 67 after day one.
Berry College ranks second at their home tournament with a three-over 291, as Birmingham-Southern College (300, +12) ranks third. Covenant College sits in fourth with a 15-over 303.
Teams marked with (B) will are playing as individuals in the Rome, Ga. tournament.
Emory University's Max Schwarz finished in second with a two-under 70, while four different golfers – including Covenant College's Marshall Kent – tied for third at one-under par.
Bray leads Maryville with a one-over par 73 after the first day. The sophomore was able to Eagle the par-five, 493-yard 14th, as he added birdies on the seventh and 17th holes. He sits tied for 11th individually.
Manuel ranks tied for 28th with a three-over 75. The senior had a trio of birdies on the afternoon, as Andy Cofer ranks tied for 56th with a seven-over 79. Hunter DeSena and D.J. Shelton both sit at 65th with matching 80s in the first round of competition.
Maryville will take to the 6,695-yard Stonebridge course tomorrow, Oct. 23, for the second round.