Francoeur in 16th, Louisville 9th at Blessings Collegiate
Chris Francoeur is in a tie for 16th, while his Louisville Cardinals are in ninth place after day one of the Blessings Collegiate at Blessings Golf Club in Arizona.
Over the first 18 holes, Louisville posted a nine-over (297) to finish the day in second to last place.
Arkansas leads the tournament at ten-under par.
The tournament is being televised on Golf Channel for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.
The former URI star opened with birdies on the second and sixth holes to get to two under on the day.
Francoeur made back-to-back bogeys on seven and eight, before birdieing nine to make the turn at one-under par.
Making the turn, Francoeur bogeyed the fourth hole to get back to even, before birding the 15th hole.
Francoeur finished the round by doubling the 17th hole and birding the 18th hole to finish the round at even par.