McDaniel Tied for First After Opening Day

Oct. 27, 2014

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VERO BEACH, Fla. - Freshman Tyler `Chip' McDaniel fired a 7-under par, 137, and is tied for first place after two rounds of play at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational on Monday afternoon to lead the Kentucky men's golf team. The Wildcats sit in sixth place with a total team score of 6-under par, 570, and are just six strokes off the lead entering the final round of competition.

"I am proud of the guys for their effort today," UK coach Brian Craig said. "We just kept hanging around all day and have a chance going into the final round. Tyler McDaniel really stepped up today as well. This team needs him and it was nice to see him deliver."

McDaniel logged a 5-under, 67, in the opening round before posting a 70 in round two. The freshman from Manchester, Ky., registered 11 birdies during the two rounds. His opening round score of 67 ties for the team lead for the best round of golf by any individual thus far this season.

Kentucky is tied for sixth with Michigan State at 6-under. North Florida is the team leader at 12-under par through two rounds. Rounding out the top five are McNeese State, Jacksonville, TCU and Tennessee. UK opened the tournament with a season-low 282 and then fired a 288 in the second round of action. Kentucky's lineup carded five below-par rounds during today's action.

Junior Harrison Greenberry sits in a tie for 15th with a 2-under par total score. Greenberry scored two 71s - equaling his lowest round on the season. Classmate David Snyder is tied for 25th at even par. Snyder logged rounds of 70 and 74, respectively.

Sophomore Stephen Stallings has a two-round total of 3-over par, while freshman Cooper Musselman notched a two-round total of 155.

The tournament concludes on Tuesday with a final round of 18.

For more information on the University of Kentucky men's golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow us on Twitter @UKmensgolf.

Quail Valley Golf Club
Vero Beach, Fla.
Par: 72

AGATE:
Kentucky - 282-288-570 (-6)
T1 - Tyler `Chip' McDaniel: 67-70-137 (-7)
T15 - Harrison Greenberry: 71-71-142 (-2)
T25 - David Snyder: 70-74-144 (E)
T42 - Stephen Stallings: 74-73-147 (+3)
72 - Cooper Musselman: 79-76-155 (+11)