Photo: Jake Beber-Frankel who had a hole-in-one on the par 3, 15th hole.

Santa Cruz, Calif.—– Noah Woolsey and Petr Hruby each posted a one-under par 69 leading the University of Washington to the first-round team lead in the 74th Western Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament.

The Huskies posted an even par score of 350 on the par 70, 6,615-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. Washington also counted even par 70 scores from Noah Woolsey and Chuan-Tai Lin in the six-player, best five-score team format. Cal is in second place at 353 and Pepperdine is third at 354. Thirteen teams are competing for top honors in the longest running college golf tournament west of the Mississippi River.

“The course is challenging to say the least and is unbelievable condition. It’s always in great condition. It’s the best I’ve seen. We had two one-under par rounds, two even pars and a two-over which is really solid. The guys did a great job of being smart when they got out of position. This course gives you a few birdies. Good shots will be rewarded,” said Washington head coach Alan Murray.

Hawaii’s Justin Ngan and California’s Finnegan Tilly share the individual lead at three-under par 67. Ngan was four-under after 14 holes and needed a birdie on the 18th hole for his 67. Tilly birdied the 12th and 13th holes to get to three-under and parred the final five holes to gain a share of the lead with Ngan.

“Everything seemed to be going my way. I had a couple bogeys near the end, but got lucky on 18. I chunked my (tee) shot and it worked out pretty good (for a birdie),” said Ngan, who relied on his putting to carry him to a share of the lead.

Carson Lundell of Brigham Young, San Jose State’s Carl Corpus and Pepperdine’s RJ Manke playing as an individual are tied for third at two-under par 68. Seven players are tied at 69.

Stanford’s Jake Beber-Frankel recorded the first hole-in-one of the 74th Western Intercollegiate using a 52-degree gap wedge on the par 3, 15th hole that played 122 yards.

This year’s Western Intercollegiate features players from 17 countries and 13 states.

GOLF Channel will provide live coverage of the second round beginning at 4:00 p.m. (PT)/7:00 p.m. (ET).

74th Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf

Pasatiempo Golf Course, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Par 70, 6,615 yards

 

Team scores

Washington                                              350

California                                                  353

Pepperdine                                               354

Stanford                                                    358

San Jose State                                           361

Brigham Young                                         361

Oregon                                                      362

Southern California                                   363

Colorado State                                          366

San Diego State                                         367

UTEP                                                         370

UC Irvine                                                   371

Hawaii                                                       383

 

Leading individuals

Finegan Tilly, Cal                                         67

Justin Ngan, Hawaii                                    67

Carson Lundell, Brigham Young                  68

Carl Corpus, San Jose State                        68

RJ Manke, Pepperdine (ind.)                      68

Puwit Anupansuebsai, San Diego State      69

Noah Woolsey, Washington                       69

Greg Yellin, UTEP                                        69

Kelton Hirsch, BYU                                      69

Petr Hruby, Washington                             69

Derek Hitchner, Pepperdine                       69

 

More San Jose State scores

Kristopher Stiles                                          70

Caleb Shetler                                              73

Bryce Wortman                                          75

Nate Jetter                                                  75

Vijay Srinivasan (ind.)                                 75

Sean Yu                                                       76

Matt Heitel (ind.)                                        78

RJ Cesario (ind.)                                          80

 

Ind. – played as an individual entry

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