USF men’s golf began their sixth-straight postseason a little later than expected on Monday due to a rain delay that lasted one hour and ten minutes, but the opening drive occurred on an overcast day at 9:46 a.m., and the Bulls first round was anything, but dreary.
Day 1 of the Kissimmee Regional is in the books. At 6-under, we're in fourth place with 36 more holes to go over the next two days.— USF Men's Golf (@USFMGolf) May 14, 2018
The low five teams and low individual not on those teams from each of the six 54-hole regional tournaments advance to the championship rounds. pic.twitter.com/gkEqiUnbk5
The fourth-seeded Bulls and no. 20 team in the nation ended the first round with a 6-under 282 at the Watson Course at Reunion Resort a few miles east in Kissimmee. USF is currently six shots away from the lead held by UF and C. at -12 and hold a one stroke lead on Vanderbilt and North Carolina.
With two more days and 36 holes to go, the Bulls are in prime position to move onto the NCAA Championships if they remain in the top 5. The lowest five scores in each regional move on the championship round, including the lowest five individual scores, regardless if their team advances or not.
Claudio Correa carded a 3-under 69 to lead USF and is tied for 9th on the individual leaderboard trailing by two strokes. The American Athletic Conference Player of the Year sunk an eagle on a Par-5 on the 8th hole, one of only three teams with an eagle on the day. Nice.
With an eagle on No. 8, Correa has moved up to a tie for ninth at 3-under. The conference player of the year has one more hole to go in his solid first round at the Kissimmee Regional.— USF Men's Golf (@USFMGolf) May 14, 2018
Senior Christian DiMarco carded just a shot behind Correa at 2-under 70, Senior Jimmy Jones a 1-under 71, Kyle Flexsenhar an even-par 72 and Priyanshu Singh a 2-over 75 to complete the scoring for the Bulls. Singh will lead off tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. and the leaderboard can be followed at Golfstat.
Here is the Leaderboard from Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament Regional in Kissimmee.