LAKE WORTH, Fla. – The Miami University golf team had a strong start to the FAU Spring Break Championship on Friday, shooting a team score of 12-over par 293. The RedHawks are tied for sixth place, and are only four shots out of third. Hartford leads the tournament at one-over par.

Junior Austin Kelly led the way for the RedHawks with a season-low round of two-under par 69. He was the sole leader of the event at one point and finished the day tied for second. Kelly is only one shot behind Evan Russell of Hartford, who is at three-under par.

Making his collegiate debut, freshman Bud Radis carded a round of three-over par 74 and is tied for 28th. Sophomore Scott Cahill shot a five-over par round of 76 and is tied for 43rd place. Sophomore Luke Shaughnessy is tied for 53rd after scoring a six-over par 77, while senior Brett Tomfohrde rounds out the RedHawks in 71st with an eight-over par 79.

“I think we played with a lot of confidence today, which was a big improvement for us and I was excited to see that,” said head coach Zac Zedrick. “Austin played really well, but we just didn’t finish as well as we would have liked as a team. However, there was a lot of good that came out of this round. If we clean things a little big coming in, then we can make up some ground tomorrow.”

The FAU Spring Break Championship continues Saturday with the second round.