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Rocky Mountain College Battlin' Bears Golf

SILVIS, Ill. — The Rocky Mountain College men's golf team is 21st after the first round of the NAIA National Championship on Tuesday.

The 13th-ranked Battlin' Bears were a collective 18-over par 302 at the TPC Deere Run course.

Keiser University leads with a five-under 279. Coastal Georgia and Taylor University are one stroke back.

Jack Dyer of Keiser is the early lead, with a five-under 66 on the 7,066-yard layout. Alec Dutkowski of Taylor is second with 67.

Michael Tait of Rocky is tied for 43rd with a two-over par 73. He had six birdies, including holes 4 and 5.

Tait is followed by Mitchell Thiessen (75, T68), Colton Murphy (T90, 76), HoTae Kim (78, T114) and Reece Nilsen (81, 135).

The Battlin Bears tee off at 12:30 p.m. for the second round on Wednesday. 

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