Hawkins Continues Strong Play in Callaway First Round

Nathan Hawkins
Nathan Hawkins

PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- Nathan Hawkins fired a season-best 72 and the Covenant men's golf team sits in 15th at the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate, hosted by Berry, in Pine Mountain.

As a team, Covenant shot a 312 in the opening round to place 15th heading into Tuesday's final round. The tournament field features 12 of the top 50 ranked teams in Division III, according to GolfStat.

The Scots are two shots ahead of 42nd-ranked, and USA South foe, Piedmont and only two strokes back of No. 30 Birmingham Southern. Oglethorpe, ranked No. 21, leads the tournament after posting a 285 in the opening round.

Hawkins was 3-over par after his first nine holes, but strung together consecutive birdies on the first two holes on the back nine as he finished at even-par for the day. The sophomore is coming off an 18th place finish in last week's The Master's University Spring Invite and is in a tie for 13th, just three strokes back of clubhouse leader Matt Organisak of Emory, going into Tuesday's final round.

Josh Wall is in 39th after tying his season-low round of 75. Wall birdied two of his final three holes to finish 3-over par for the day. Will Mayfield had his season-best round on Monday as he posted an 80, while Marshall Kent carded an 85. Playing in his first competitive round of the spring, James Mitchell scored an 86.

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The final round of the tournament will begin on Tuesday morning. Live results can be found here.

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