Covell, Maddalena Go Low In Battle Creek

Covell, Maddalena Go Low In Battle Creek

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Albion College men's golf team is celebrating its best round in two years. The Britons achieved a 308 score Friday to lock into a tie for sixth after the first round of the Lou Collins Memorial Invitational at the Bedford Valley Country Club.

Tyler Covell shot an even-par 72. His career-best round launched him into a tie for sixth on the individual leader board. He was four shots off the pace set by Calvin College's James Van Noord and Owens Community College's Porsche Kitipongpata.

Connor Maddalena contributed a round of 76, the second-best score of his collegiate career.

Jim Chapman, Jake Hinkle and Brandon Rincon all returned to the clubhouse after rounds of 80.

Calvin College leads the team standings at 289. Owens Community College (291), Trine University (295), Hope College (298), and Kalamazoo College (301) round out the top five.