Kerns in 32nd after Day One of NCAA Regionals


Nathan Kerns

Nathan Kerns

May 16, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Following the first round of the NCAA Columbus Regional at Ohio State's Scarlet Course, senior men's golfer Nathan Kerns is tied for 32nd after shooting a 75 (+4).

"I felt a bit nervous and shaky for the first couple holes, but I settled in nicely with a couple of birdies," Kerns said. "I never really got in a rhythm with the golf swing and hit it everywhere today. As for my position, I feel confident going into the next 36 holes. I can't play any worse."

The Ironton, Ohio native opened the round with bogeys on holes one and two, but responded with two straight birdies. Kerns was also able to tally a birdie on a par-5 hole No. 12, but followed with three bogeys in a row.

"Unfortunately Nathan didn't play as well as he wanted to today," head coach Matt Grobe said. "He was able to save a couple of shots during the day, but couldn't really get it going. Hopefully we have some things worked out for the next 36 holes. We are not out of it, but he has to play better over the next two days."

Charlotte leads after day one, shooting a 287 (+3). The 49ers' Raoul Menard leads the individual field, shooting a 67 in the first round.

Kerns will be teeing off tomorrow on hole No. 10 at 10:20 a.m. ET on the Scarlet Course.