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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. ? Kent State sophomore John Hahn shot a 71-68 for a four-under 139 stroke total to lead the tournament after 36-holes and the Golden Flashes currently lead in the team standings after day one of the 2009 Mid-American Conference Men’s Golf Championship played at the 6,994-yard Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. Hahn and teammate Mackenzie Hughes (72-71=143 (-1)) were the only players in the field to finish the first day under par.
Thursday’s first round was delayed due to rainy weather conditions and players ended up teeing off at 10:15 a.m. with a shotgun start. The first day of action featured two 18-hole rounds with 18 more on Saturday and 18 on Sunday.
Head coach Herb Page’s Golden Flashes shot rounds of 294-280=574 Thursday to lead Eastern Michigan by six strokes, with the Eagles at 295-285=580. Rounding out the field were Ohio (295-298=593), Miami (305-292=597), Toledo (304-296=600), Bowling Green (299-305=604), Northern Illinois (306-301=607), Ball State (307-302=609) and Akron (312-298=610).
The MAC Men’s Golf Championship continues tomorrow at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course. Tee times will begin at 8 a.m.
Team Totals (After first 36 holes-36 left)
- Kent State: 294-280=574
- Eastern Michigan: 295-285-580
- Ohio: 295-298=593
- Miami: 305-292=597
- Toledo: 304-296=600
- Bowling Green: 299-305=604
- Northern Illinois: 306-301=607
- Ball State: 307-302=609
- Akron: 312-298=610
Individual Leaders - Top 5
1. John Hahn, Kent State 71-68=139
2. Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State 72-71=143
3. Brett Cairns, Kent State 76-68=144
T4. Cam Burke, Eastern Michigan 73-72=145
T4. Christopher Ross, Eastern Michigan 75-70-145