HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - Appalachian State University men's golf completed two of the three rounds of the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and sits in seventh-place, as junior Casey Komline paced the Mountaineers with a 74-69=143 (-1) Saturday afternoon at Mission Inn Golf Course.
The Mountaineers finished the opening day with a 301-293=594 (+20), 17 shots behind tournament leader, Purdue. Komline's 143 placed him all-alone in fifth-place in the overall standings, as senior Josh Nichols (76-73=149) is tied for 24th place, and graduate student Daniel Walsh (75-75=150) is slotted 31st.
Individually, freshman Caleb Keck closed out his two rounds with a 73-73=146 (+2), the second-best score for an individual in the tournament. Redshirt senior Drew Harris finished four shots behind Keck, tying Walsh for 31st place.
The Boilermakers have a one shot lead over Big 10 foe, Indiana, while Florida Atlantic and Georgia State are currently tied for third, each firing a 291-294. App State follows fourth-place Virginia Tech (587) and fifth-place Old Dominion (592) on the leaderboard.
Appalachian looks to move up the standings in the final round of the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular set for Sunday.