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.
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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