SAVANNAH, Ga. – Buoyed by a pair of four-under-par 68 scores, the Clayton State Lakers shot a one-over-par 289 and hold a six stroke lead after Monday’s first round of the 2008 AASU/Southbridge Pirate Invitational at the Southbridge Golf Club in Savannah.

Clayton State’s Will Wilcox and Jonathan Visconti each carded the 68 scores to help the Lakers build a six-stroke advantage on Newberry (295), while Lander is in third place at 296. Coker shot a 297 and is in fourth, while GCSU is in fifth with a 298 score and the host AASU Pirates are tied for sixth with Carson-Newman after a 304 total.

Wilcox and Viscsonti are tied for the individual lead with Queens’ Iain Hall, who also carded a 68 on the day. The trio have three-shot leads over another trio of players who came in with one-under-par 71 scores – Newberry’s Stephen Holmes, Lander’s Cooper Tinsley and Coker’s Jimmy Gillam.

The Pirates were led on the day by Daniel Mobley’s two-over-par 74 score, tying for 12th place individually. Justin Smith shot a 75 and is tied for 21st, while Chris Wolfe tied for his worst round of the season with a four-over-par 76 and is tied for 24th. Mitch Baxley and Parker Gordon each carded 79s and are tied for 41st.

With predicted rain showers on the horizon for Tuesday afternoon, the second round of the tournament has been moved to a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.

4 Coker College 297
T 4 Jimmy Gillam 36- 35 71
T 9 Christopher Marsh 36- 37 73
T 9 Jay Goldenberg 37- 36 73
T 49 John LaDow 38- 42 80
T 52 Stephen Thomson 39- 42 81