Powell Helps King to Fourth After Day One at Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate

Powell Helps King to Fourth After Day One at Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate
Richard Powell led the King men's golf team to a tie for fourth place after round one action at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate, held in Sevierville, Tenn. on Monday.

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Richard Powell led the King men's golf team to a tie for fourth place after round one action at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate, held in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Sevierville Golf Club. The senior shot a 71 through 18 holes in his first round to help lead the Tornado in their first tournament of the 2012 fall season.

Powell, a Hixson, Tenn. native, was one of two golfers to shoot the best day one, front nine score 33 and one of only three in the tournament to hit a low of 33 on either the front of back nine in Monday's first round action. Powell had five birdies, tied for third most in the field, helping him to a first-round 71 (33-38) score card.

Sophomore John Scott (Glasgow, Scotland) finished with the second-lowest score of the Tornado starting five, turning in a 74 (34-40). After the front nine, Scott was just one shot off teammate Richard Powell's pace. He finished the first round in a tie for 18th overall.

Ross Maietta (Bexley, England) finished inside the top-25 of the 84-man field with an opening round 75 (36-39) and finished third in par-5 scoring (-3). Taylor Gouge (Elizabethton, Tenn.) and Michael Chua (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) rounded out the King lineup with a 78 and 86, respectively.

The second and final round of the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate tournament will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Sevierville Golf Club.

 
 

KING COLLEGE SCORES – FIRST ROUND

Pos.

Name

Front 9

Back 9

First Round

t-6

Richard Powell

33

38

71

t-18

John Scott

34

40

74

t-23

Ross Maietta

36

39

75

t-45

Taylor Gouge

39

39

78

t-80

Michael Chua

40

41

86

t-4

KING

 

 

298