Viviano Tied for Lead After First Round
Monday, March 5, 2007

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First Round Scores - Individual

David Viviano shot a 2-under 70
in the first round to hold the lead

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Centenary senior David Viviano stands tied for the overall individual lead after the first round of the Grover Page Classic Monday. The Gents are in a tie for sixth place in the overall team competition.

Viviano, a native of Lafayette, La., shot a 2-under par 70 in the opening round of the Grover Page, played at the Jackson Country Club, in Jackson, Tenn. Monday marked the first time this season the senior golfer has held the lead following the first round, standing tied with John Slayton of Tennessee-Martin.

In Monday’s round, Viviano was just one of six golfers to shoot rounds under par.

Freshman Tyler Williams (Shreveport) shot the second-best round of any Centenary player, shooting a season-best score of 74. Williams, who bettered his season-best round by two strokes, stands tied for 17th after Monday’s round.

Freshmen Nick Faitz (North Little Rock, Ark.) and Mark Weeber (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot 79 and 80, respectively. Faitz stands tied for 52nd in the tournament, while Weeber is tied for 80th.

Shooting an 81 in the first round, sophomore John Hogan (Eden Prairie, Minn.) stands tied for 65th in the tournament.

For the first round, Centenary shot 303 as a team, standing tied with Murray State. The 303 (+15) shot by the Gents matched the season-low round for the team.

Holding the overall team lead following the opening 18 holes, the University of North Alabama shot 288 to lead the tournament by seven strokes.

Tournament hosts Tennessee-Martin stands in second place with a team score of 295, followed by Tennessee State, which shot 301 to stand in third.

The second round of the tournament resumes Tuesday morning at the Jackson Country Club.

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