Hanover College's men's golf team is first overall after the opening round of the Defiance College (Ohio) Invitational at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio.
Hanover totaled a school 18-hole record round of 295 to lead Transylvania University (300) and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (303) in the nine-team field.
Senior Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky.) is second on the leaderboard after posting a one-over-par 71 on the 6,130-yard course.
Freshmen P.J. Greene (Mason, Ohio) and Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) are each positioned in the top five.
Greene sits in fourth place after an opening-round 73. Hamilton, meanwhile, is just one stroke behind (74) in fifth place.
Seniors Brad Baumann (Floyds Knobs, Ind.) and Terry Smith (Peru, Ind.) each earned a spot in the top 10. Baumann and Smith both fired a 75.
Transylvania's Clay Hinton tops the field with an even-par 70.
Published Saturday, April 12, 2014