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Sapphire, NC – The script was flipped for Austin Peay State University men’s golf in the first round of the Hummingbird Intercollegiate at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, with a pair of Governors slotted into the lower part of the lineup coming up big.
Junior Hunter Tidwell , playing as the No. fired an even-par 71 over the first 18 to find himself tied for sixth entering the final round; meanwhile, freshman Austin Lancaster  was one shot behind with a one-over 72, sitting just outside the top-10 in 11th.
The day was not as kind for the other three Governors in the lineup. Senior Erik Hedberg  (79) is tied for 44th, with sophomore Sean Butscher  (81; t-49) and junior Justin Arens  (82; t-55) not too far behind him.
“I think the stats show that outside of Lancaster, we didn’t hit the ball well at all today,” said head coach Robbie Wilson . “Even Hunter missed a lot of shots but he made the most of it thanks to a really good short game. Tomorrow, we want to hit more greens, be patient and end the fall on a good round.”
Host Western Carolina (278) leads the tournament, followed by Eastern Kentucky (290), Elon (292), High Points (292), Brevard (294) and South Carolina Beaufort (300) in the top five; the Govs are three shots outside the top-five thanks to an opening-round 303.
Freshman Alex Vegh  equaled Hedberg with an opening-round 79 as an individual; meanwhile, freshman Michael Busse  (80, t-41) and sophomore Sam Lopez  (83, t-57) opened their stint as individuals at the Trevecca Men’s Invitational.
Action from Sapphire Valley begins 10:25am (ET), with the Governors going off Hole No. 10, paired with Cardinal Stritch and Southern Wesleyan.
Country Club of Sapphire Valley
October 31st – November 1st
|Finish||School – Players||Round 1||Totals|
|7||Austin Peay State University||303||303|
|T 6||Hunter Tidwell (4)||71||71|
|T 11||Austin Lancaster (5)||72||72|
|T 44||Erik Hedberg (3)||79||79|
|T 49||Sean Butscher (1)||81||81|
|T 55||Justin Arens (2)||82||82|
|T 44||Alex Vegh||79||79|