April 23, 2005, Danville, Ark. - DePauw's men shot a first-round 301 and are only three strokes behind team leader Trinity which shot a 298 at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the Chamberlyne Country Club. Rhodes is third with a 302, Oglethorpe is fourth at 306 and Southwestern is fifth with a 309
Josh Abrams leads the Tigers and the tournament with a 70, while Jay Burkhardt and Sean Toddy each shot 76. Brian Gooch shot a 79 and Jason Schwerdt followed with an 82.
The Championships conclude on Sunday with the Tigers shooting for their second SCAC title and first since 1999.