ANGELS CAMP, Calif., April 25 – Southern Utah’s Tim Leonard was in sixth place at the American Sky Golf Championships after shooting 2-over par 74 on Friday, while SUU was in fourth place heading into the tournament’s second day. The tournament is being held at the par 72, 6,749-yard Greenhorn Creek Golf Club.

Leonard was two shots behind first-round leader Steven Kupcho of Northern Colorado – the only person to shoot par Friday in light rain conditions – and one shot out of a four-way tie for second place. Jake Holt was second among Thunderbirds, in 16th place at 7-over par 79, one shot better than teammate Nic Booth, who shot 80. SUU’s Sammy Cole was 23rd at 81 with Jamison Keiley 28th at 84.

Southern Utah teamed to shoot an opening-round 314, to leave the T-Birds in fourth, 18 shots behind first-round leader Northern Colorado, which had the individual leader, Kupcho, and a pair of players tied for second, Ben Krueger and Julian Woodfork.

Sacramento State and Hartford shot 305 to sit in second place, nine shots behind UNC and nine ahead of SUU, while Binghamton was three shots behind the ‘Birds at 317. Weber State came in at 322 while North Dakota was in seventh place at 340 heading into Saturday’s second round.

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