TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Three King men's golfers currently sit inside the top-10, helping the Tornado to a one-stroke, first place lead after one round of play at the North Greenville Fall Classic.
Freshmen Lee Whitehead (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Ross Maietta (Bexley, England) sit in a four-way tie for second place having shot a first round 72. Both golfers are behind the leader, NGU's Tucker MacDonald, by one shot.
Josh Bamberger (Waterloo, Canada) holed a 74 in his first round, good for a tie for sixth place. Fellow senior and Canadian native Adrian Kibsey (Winnipeg, Canada) shot a 77 on the day, staying inside the top-20 and just six shots off the lead.
The Tornado (295) rest atop the team leader boards by one stroke over host North Greenville University (296) with 18 holes to play.
"The freshmen really showed up today and set a good tone," said Head Coach Brian Kamm. "Right now, they are carrying us and that is a pleasant surprise. Ross [Maietta] made a lot of par shots and really is helping the team."
King will continue second-round play at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, concluding their first tournament of the season.