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Fernandez leads men's golf after first round of Bob Writz Invite

Fernandez leads men's golf after first round of Bob Writz Invite

DENVER – Junior Alex Fernandez (St. Johns, FL) shot an 8-over 80 on Saturday to lead the Johnson & Wales University men's golf team at the first round of the Bob Writz Invitational at Bear Creek Golf Club.

Fernandez is tied for 39th individually entering Sunday's second and final round.

Sophomore Manny Garcia (Lakewood, CO) is tied for 59th after a round of 86. Freshman Steven Gadient (Shelbyville, IN) and sophomore James Shalhoup (North Easton, MA) both carded an 88 and are tied for 65th.

Freshman Andrew Thimjon (Hillsboro, OR) completed the scoring with a 92 on Saturday.

The Wildcats are in 10th place as a team at +54, four shots back of South Dakota School of Mines. Colorado State-Pueblo leads the way at +10.