Stauffer Among Leaders at ODU/Outer Banks Tournament

POWELLS POINT, N.C. – St. Bonaventure freshman Josh Stauffer (pictured) is among the leaders after the first round of the Old Dominion University/Outer Banks Collegiate Golf Tournament.

Stauffer shot an even-par 72 on Sunday and is tied for seventh place heading into Monday's second round at the Kilmarlic Golf Club. The Bonnies registered a 317 collectively and are tied for 16th in the 18-team field.

Stauffer stands six shots back of leader Scott Wolfes, who posted a 6-under 66 to pace first-round team leader Georgia Southern. Stauffer started strong, collecting birdies on three of the first four holes. The two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week added three more birdies on holes 8, 12 and 14.

Brian McKenna came in as St. Bonaventure's second finisher after shooting a 79. The senior is tied for 53rd in the 94-player field.

Freshman Darren Simons recorded an 82 and is tied for 77th, while classmate Patrick Milkovich shot an 84 and is tied for 87th. Senior Greg Horvath added a 90 for the Bonnies on Sunday.

Georgia Southern, which is ranked 56th nationally by Golfstat, shot 290 as a team. Old Dominion and Richmond are tied for second, five strokes back.

Stauffer, who has produced four top-10 finishes in five tournaments this fall, is tied with five others in seventh place. Wolfes, who is ranked 30th in the nation among individuals, holds a two-shot edge over Elon's Stuart Kaufman and VCU's Jake McNulty.

The three-round tournament continues on Monday and wraps up Tuesday.

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