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
San Jose State 361
Brigham Young 361
Southern California 363
Colorado State 366
San Diego State 367
UC Irvine 371
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