WCC-Record Five Teams Tee Off at NCAA Regionals
Two Santa Clara Golfers Finish in Top 10 on Day One of Regionals
KISSIMMEE REGIONAL SCORING | RALEIGH REGIONAL SCORING | BRYAN REGIONAL SCORING | NORMAN REGIONAL SCORING
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - A West Coast Conference-record five men’s golf teams teed off today across four of the six regional locations on day one of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships.
Santa Clara paced the five-team tandem out of the Raleigh Regional at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, entering the clubhouse tied for fourth at 8-under. The Broncos landed their fourth and fifth golfers in the top 10, both of whom carded sub-70 rounds. Jack Avrit, the fourth Bronco in the lineup, shot 6-under and is currently tied for third overall. Avrit finished the round at 65, just three strokes shy of tying the course record.
Sahith Theegala and WCC championship medalist Clay Feagler led Pepperdine in the Norman Regional to a ninth-place tie at 7-over after 18 holes. Both shot 73 apiece and finished 1-over to lead the Waves with five birdies between the pair. Also in Norman, WCC Player of the Year Patrick Fishburn carded a 71 to give the BYU senior an 11th place tie after one round. The Cougars went into the clubhouse tied with Pepperdine for ninth.
Saint Mary’s got a delayed start due to some uncooperative weather, but the Gaels are in the hunt after one day at the Kissimmee Regional at the Watson Course in Florida. Three Gaels held scores in the 60’s through the back nine, as Perry Cohen finished round one tied for 16th, carding a 70 to put him at 2-under.
Tim Widing leads San Francisco in the Bryan Regional at 3-over. Alex Chin, at 4-over, is tied for third with 13 pars.
Loyola Marymount's Riley Elmes shot an even 72 as an individual at the Stockton Regional, putting him at even-par.