The Central Connecticut men's golf team currently has a one stroke cushion at the Yale/Macdonald Cup leading the 15-team field (two teams from Yale will be competing) after a round one score of 279. St. John's trails Central by one stroke after marking down a 280 Saturday.
Central's 279 on Saturday marks the team's season low round score so far in 2012. St. John's is currently in second place, host Yale and nationally-ranked Notre Dame are tied for third, and Hartford and Harvard round out the top-five sharing the fifth spot.
The par-70 course is playing 6,749 yards long. The tournament began on Saturday, September 29th and will finish up on Sunday, September 30th.
Sophomroe Monte Mullen leads the individual field after carding a season best 66 (-4) round one score. Mullen is one stroke ahead of teammate senior Dan Fanion and Will Davenport of Yale who both scored a 67. The sophomore fired an impressive 32 on the front end of his first round then followed that with a 34.
Fanion also broke 70 on day one penciling in a 67 (-3), giving him a second place tie behind Mullen. Fanion's 67 also gives him his season low round score so far in 2012. Fanion mirrored Mullen on the first nine of his day recording a 32 and ended his round one 18 with a 35.
Sophomore Kevin Jud made his 2012 debut for the Blue Devils Saturday. He opened up with a 76 (+6) and is tied for 63rd.
The only other Northeast Conference school in competition this weekend is Sacred Heart. Central leads the 15th place Pioneers by a total of 18 strokes. Central was one of three teams in round one to have two golfers break 70.
Round two tournament action will kick off on Sunday morning. Sunday's round will be the conclusion of the tournament.