NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Texas Lutheran senior Colin Uecker is in a tie for 41st after a score of 75 Tuesday in the opening round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championships.

At Keene Trace Golf Club, Uecker (pronounced “EE-ker) was 1-over through the first nine holes with birdies at No. 2 and No. 7 and bogeys at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5.

Uecker, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Champion, got his score back to even with his second birdie of the back nine. He recorded a three on the par-4, 380-yard 13th hole.

After a bogey at the par-4 14th, Uecker notched his fifth birdie of the round on the par-5, 523-yard 17th and moved into the Top 20 with a score of even par.

The par-4 18th caused Uecker problems. He posted a triple bogey on the home hole. He finished 2-over on the back nine and 3-over for the day.

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