The four teams competing in the Colleton River Collegiate golf tournament came to Bluffton to get in some warm-weather golf. What they got was a cold wind.
Penn State played its way to an eight-stroke first-round lead over Michigan on a day that saw play shortened from 36 to 18 holes because of high winds at the par-72, 7,365-yard Dye Course.
Led by X. McDonald-Smith and Jay Woodward, who each shot 6-over 78s and stand tied in second, the Nittany Lions shot a 317. The Wolverines were second, followed by host Michigan State (330) and Detroit Mercy (337).
Michigan State's Jon Finley, playing as an individual, is the individual leader at 5-over-par 77. Tied for second with the Penn State duo is Michigan's Miguel Echaverria, also playing as an individual.
Colleton River Collegiate
Dye Course, Colleton River Plantation
Par 72, 7,365 yards
1. Penn State 317, 2. Michigan 325, 3. Michigan State 330, 4. Detroit Mercy 337
Top 5 Individuals
1. Jon Finley, Mich. St. 77
T2. X. McDonald-Smith, Penn St. 78
T2. Jay Woodward, Penn St. 78
T2. Matthew Mosley, Mich. St. 78
T2. Miguel Echaverria, Michigan 78