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Golf Completes First Day at USF Invitational
Russell Budd leads DePaul and sits in a tie for 33rd overall after Sunday's opening round.

Russell Budd leads DePaul and sits in a tie for 33rd overall after Sunday's opening round.

March 3, 2013

DADE CITY, Fla. - DePaul golfer Russell Budd sits in a tie for 33rd and the Blue Demons are in 17th place after the first day of the USF Invitational at the Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.

Budd carded a three-over 75 in the opening round and is in a 10-way tie for 33rd. Moritz Ackerhans carded a six-over 78 and is tied for 63rd. John Pavelko is one shot behind Ackerhans and is in a bunch tied for 71st.

Adrian Halimi (+8) and Mortiz Hausweiler (+10) round out the Blue Demon contingent at the tournament.

A trio of three players leads the field after carding a four-under in the opening round.

South Carolina sits atop the team standings and combined for a one under, 287. The Blue Demons are in 17th and combined for +24 (312) on the day.

The second round tees off tomorrow morning, while the final round is scheduled for Tuesday.