Numpituckchaikul leads King in first two rounds of Trojan Invite

Picture taken by Ashlyn Zook.
Picture taken by Ashlyn Zook.

MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The King University men's golf team returned to the course with two rounds at the Trojan invitational on Monday. The Tornado shot 306 in the first round and followed it with a 288 in the second round, landing King in seventh place with a stroke total of 594 with one round remaining.

Leennawat Numpituckchaikul led King, shooting a one-over 73 in the first round and following it with a 74, giving him a two round total of 147. The junior is in 12th place, only four strokes back of the leader with one round to play. Sam Hobday wasn't far behind, carding a 77 in the first round and bettering that with a score of one-under 71 in the second round. Hobday finished with a total of 148, landing him in 18th place.

Taylor Gouge was consistent for the Tornado, shooting 75 in the first round, and following it with a 76 in the second round for a total of 151. Both Ross Maietta and John Scott bettered their first round scores in the second round. Maietta shot 81 in the opening round and followed it with a round of one-under 71 in the second round, giving him a total of 152.. Scott carded an 83 to start the tournament and rebounded to shoot even par 72 to finish the second round with a total of 155.

King's two-round score of 594 lands them in seventh place while Limestone College leads the tournament with a score of 580. Newberry College is second at 581 while UNC Pembroke is third at 585. Queens University shot 591 and is in fourth while Barton College and Lander University are tied for fifth at 593.

The Trojan Invitational, hosted by the University of Mount Olive concludes with the third round on Tuesday.