Rams Post Strong Opening Round at UMAC Day One

Justin Johnson fired an 80 on day one at the UMAC Championships to stand inside the individual top 10.
Justin Johnson fired an 80 on day one at the UMAC Championships to stand inside the individual top 10.

ALEXANDRIA, Minn.-- Men's Golf opened day one at the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship with several strong performances to stand seventh out of nine teams. A pair of season low rounds and a top ten individual standing has the Rams just two strokes off sixth place through 18 holes.

Junior Justin Johnson (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville) fired a season-low 80 on day one to lead the Rams and has him 10th on the individual leaderboard. Freshman Noah Gross (Loganville, Ga./Archer) also posted a season-low round of 82 which has him tied for 21st.

Sophomore D.J. O'Brien (Scandia, Minn./Chisago Lakes) is two strokes back 84 which places him tied for 27th. Sophomore Ben Majerle (Little Falls, Minn./Little Falls) was the Rams fourth player with a 93 which stands tied for 38th.

The College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, Minn.) is one stroke up on the University of Northwestern (St. Paul, Minn.) at the top of the leaderboard. Joey Cummings of Wisconsin-Superior (Superior, Wis.) and Mac Saby of Northwestern are tied atop the individual standings at 73 (+1).

The teams will get back to action tomorrow morning with an earlier than expected tee time. Expected wet conditions has pushed the start of play to 10 a.m. Saturday's final round is still scheduled for 11 a.m.