Coastal’s Dorn, Wheeler in hunt at NCAA Regionals

ccugolf-dornCoastal Carolina senior Andrew Dorn carded an opening-round, 2-under par round of 70 and is tied for 13th place after the first round of the NCAA Chapel Hill (NC) Regional, played ta UNC’s Finley Golf Course (par 72, 7.242 yards).

Fellow Chanticleer senior Ben Wheeler posted a 2-over par 74 and is tied for 43rd after the first of three rounds.

North Carolina’s William Register leads the field after an opening-round 6-under par 66. Clemson’s Billy Kennerly is one stroke off the pace at 5-under. Six golfers are tied for third at 4-under and four are tied for ninth at 3-under. Dorn is one of seven golfers that shot an opening-round 70.

Dorn opened the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional with a pair of bogeys, but responded to with two birdies to stand at even par through four holes. He had an eagle on the par-five 6th hole and made the turn at 2-under par. Dorn turned in seven pars with a bogey on the par-three 12th and a birdie on the par-five 17th for his round of 70.

Wheeler also had a rough start, posting a double bogey on the opening hole. However, he was even par for the remaining 17 holes as he off-set four bogeys with four birdies the rest of the way for his 2-over score of 74.

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