Army Golf In Second Place After First Day of Gary Freeman Invitational

Eric Peng shot a 1-over par 73 on Sunday.

Eric Peng shot a 1-over par 73 on Sunday.

Feb. 16, 2014

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. - The Army golf team began its spring schedule on Sunday, shooting an 11-over par 299 in the first round of the Gary Freeman Invitational hosted by Bethune-Cookman at Halifax Plantation Golf Club. The Black Knights' first-day performance was good enough for second place, eight shots behind the host Wildcats.

Army placed four of its competitors among the top 17 players, led by Eric Peng's 1-over 73. Peng enters Monday's final round tied for third place, three shots behind the leader, Bethune-Cookman's Leon Fricker.

Justin Pagila is in sixth place after carding a 74, while Robby Hill is tied for seventh one-shot behind. Marcus Plunkett posted a 77 in his first spring round, good enough for a tie for 14th place. Peter Kim rounded out Army's fivesome, shooting an 80 to tie for 27th place.

Harrison Florence shot a 5-over 77 competing as an individual.

The Black Knights are two shots clear of third place Savannah State. Army beings final round competition at 8 a.m. Monday.

TEAM SCORES

1.Bethune-Cookman291+3
2.ARMY299+11
3.Savannah State301+13
4.Stetson310+22
5.Embry-Riddle316+28
6.Florida A&M325+37
7.Hampton335+47
8.Edward Waters344+56

ARMY INDIVIDUALS
T3. Eric Peng, 73 (+1)
6. Justin Pagila, 74 (+2)
T7. Robby Hill, 75 (+3)
T14. Marcus Plunkett, 77 (+5)
T27. Peter Kim, 80 (+8)
Individual
T14. Harrison Florence, 77 (+5)

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