GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- The Tusculum University men's golf team shot a first round 297 and are in second place at the 2018 Bob Dibble Classic. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is being held at the par-71, 6,763-yard Link Hills Country Club.
Tusculum, the reigning three-time defending champions, are two shots behind day one leader Walters State who carded a team score of 295. Emory & Henry is third with 301, followed by Lincoln Memorial B (308) and Roane State (351).
TU is going for its fourth straight Dibble Classic crown and eighth overall in the 13-year history of the event.
Tusculum junior and Walters State transfer Matt Dibella leads the Pioneers as the Greeneville native posted a one-over par 72 and is in second place, two shots behind leader Wesley Jones of Emory & Henry who was the lone competitor to shoot under par on Monday.
Fort Worth, Texas freshman Kyle Engelbert is tied for fifth place after posting a 74 in his TU and collegiate debut. Liam Sweeney is 10th after he carded a 75, while Jordan Williams and Hunter Chandley each fired 76 and are tied for 11th place.
Tuesday's final round will begin at 9 a.m.