Cougars in fifth after opening round

The College of Charleston men's golf team is in fifth after the opening round of the 2014 CAA Men's Golf Championship held on Friday at The Founders Club at St. James Plantation.

The Cougars carded a first-round 301 (+13) and are eight strokes back of current leader Towson (+5), second place William & Mary (+7), third place UNCW (+8) and fourth place James Madison (+10).

Sophomore John Jonas shot a 2-over par 74 to lead the Cougars and is tied for 11th individually. Sophomore Josh Lorenzetti is tied for 15th with a first-round 75.

Senior Alex Ellis, junior Zach Munroe and freshman William Rainey all shot a 76 in the opening round and are tied for 17th.

The College of Charleston coed sailing team will look to qualify for nationals at this weekend's SAISA Spring Championship hosted by Jacksonville University on Saturday and Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla.

The defending coed national champions are currently ranked No. 5 nationally in Sailing World's latest College Coed Rankings, behind No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 Yale, No. 3 St. Mary's College of Maryland and No. 4 Georgetown. The C of C women are also ranked No. 5 in this week's women's sailing coaches poll.

The Cougars have already qualified for the Women's National Semifinals and the Team Race Nationals to be held at the end of May.

The Charleston Tribe boys lacrosse team defeated Camden Military Academy, 11-5, in the semifinals of the South Carolina Independent Lacrosse League playoffs to remain undefeated at 9-0.

The Tribe plays next Saturday for the championship.