College of the Ozarks men's golf team opened up their season on Monday in the Evangel Fall Invitational. Play opened with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield. The par 72 course played 7,066 yards from the black tees and had a 73.9 rating.
While the Bobcats finished the day in ninth place out of eleven teams, they are not discouraged, as they trail the third place team by only eleven strokes.
Leading the way for CofO was Chandler Tidwell, who is tied for 17th place after shooting a 78. Following close behind is Caleb Davis, shooting 79 and tied for 21st place. Sam Watson and newcomer Trenton Hyde both shot an 81 for the day and are tied at #30.
The men will return to the course for Round 2 on Tuesday with another shotgun start at 8 a.m. Final scores for all golfers will be posted on Tuesday.