Carson-Newman first, Walters State third after day one of Fall Classic

Walters State’s Peyton Humphries lines up his tee shot Monday at the Walters State Fall Classic at The Country Club.

Carson-Newman fired a five under 283 to take the team lead on the first day of the Walters State Fall Classic held Monday at The Country Club in Morristown. Host team Walters State ended the day in third place with a 303.

Eagles’ teammates Fergus Robinson and Zach Young were on fire on day one as Robinson had four birdies on the front nine and added three more on the back nine to take the individual lead with a six-under 66. Young was close behind with a four-under 68 as he had five birdies and an eagle on hole number five.

Rounding out the top 10 are Tusculum’s Matt DiBella (72), and Noah Jones (74), Ethan Rimmer (74) of Carson-Newman, Jeff Perez (74) and Kyle Engelbert (75) of Tusculum and Carson-Newman’s Alec Lambert (75) and Aaron Johns (75).

Walters State’s best finisher on day one was Chad Homan who sits in third place with a one-under 71. Hogan Herring and Stephen Owen are tied for 14th with a score of 77, Andrew Linkous is tied for 16th at 78 and Zach Wood is in a tie for 25th place with an 83. The Senators had three players competing as individuals as Nicholas Thompson is tied for 16th at 78, Peyton Humphreys’ 79 places him in a tie for 19th and Ty Sauceman is 27th with a score of 84.

Tusculum-A is in second place in the team standings as they finished day one with an 11-over 299. Walters State is third at 303 (+15), followed by Tusculum-B at 308 (+20) and Roane State with a score of 318 (+30).

The final day of the Walters State Fall Golf Classic will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.