SEA ISLAND, GA -- Seniors Julian Suri and Brinson Paolini posted rounds of 76 and 77, respectively on Friday in the opening round of the Jones Cup Invitational at the Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga.
Rowin Caron and Cory Whitsett share the tournament lead at four-under as five players shot under-par in the opening round of the tournament.
Suri got off to a slow start with a bogey on No. 1 but responded with a birdie on the par 5 third hole to get back to even-par. The St. Augstine, Fla., native have his round derailed over the next three holes with two bogeys and a triple-bogey to slip to five-over. Suri bounced back with birdies on No. 7, No. 9 and No. 11 to get to two-over before suffering a double-bogey on the par 4 12th hole. He closed the day with six straight pars to end the day tied for 37th. Suri opens round two on Saturday at 9:20 a.m. on the back nine at Ocean Forest Golf Club.
Paolini is tied for 49th after an opening round 77. He carded a pair of birdies and 10 pars on the day but also had five bogeys and a double-bogey. Paolini will begin second round action on No. 10 at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
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