CARRABELLE, FLA – The Annual FAMU Spring Invitational Golf Tournament kicked off today with the first of two rounds. Florida A&M holds a seven stroke lead over Bethune-Cookman. FAMU carded a 290 behind a sizzline performance from Ethan Mangum.
Mangum started out with bogeys on both the first and second holes, before gathering himself with a par on the third hole. From there, he took dead aim at the St. James Bay Golf Course which had been drenched with rain a day earlier and riddled with a fog delay in the morning. The team restarted at 1:00 PM, with conditions pristine for golf.
Finishing his first round, Mangum would birdie the fourth, firth, sixth and seventh hole and eagle the par-five eighth. He would also eagle the par-five 15thhole en rout to bookend rounds of 33, for a clubhouse-leading 6-under-par score of 66.
B-CU’s Marcus Sundlof would be the only other golfer in red figures, with a 1-under-par 71. Sundlof played a steady round, scoring when the opportunity presented itself. He birdied holes two, seven, fourteen and seventeen. He also avoided the big numbers, never carding more than a bogey.
Three players shot even for the first round. Samuel Bradley (NCCU), Daniel Barbare (NCCU) and Logan Bryant (FAMU) all scored even for their first rounds.
The final round will begin promptly at 8:30 AM on Sunday.