Hamilton College is tied for 28and place on 43 teams after the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Division III Golf Championship at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Tuesday.

The Continentals posted a four-man team score of 36 on the par 324 on the El Campeon course. The Hamilton golfers started on the 10and hole. Billy Geach ’23 led the Continentals with a 6 of 78 and shot under 80 in all 16 innings this season.

Hamilton returns to the Mission Inn Resort & Club on Wednesday, May 11 when the Continentals begin play at 8:20 a.m. on the first tee of the Las Colinas course. Hamilton golfers play with Farmingdale State College and Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. The first golfers leave at 7:30 a.m.

After 36 holes, the field will be reduced to 18 teams and the top six individuals not part of one of these teams. The team and individual champions will be determined after 72 holes or at the end of the last full round.

Hamilton is in this week’s championship because the Continentals won the NCAA Automatic Qualifier from the New England Small College Athletic Conference for winning the conference championship. Hamilton hosted the championship at Yahnundasis Golf Club on April 30 and May 1. The Continentals finished in 19th place in the 1999 NCAA Division III Championship, which was their only previous appearance in the event.