Day 1 recap: Cal, UCLA on top at NCAA men's golf regionals
Top-ranked Cal and UCLA are in first place and six of the ten Pac-12 teams that qualified for regionals find themselves in fourth place or better after the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Regionals. The top-5 teams from each of the six regionals along with the lowest individual from a non-qualifying team will head to Atlanta for the NCAA Championships May 28-June 2.
here at Palouse Ridge. Great course! twitter.com/CalMensGolf/st…
— Cal Men's Golf (@CalMensGolf) May 15, 2013
— USC Mens Golf (@USCMensGolf) May 16, 2013
As a team, the Trojans find themselves in fourth place at 16-under. Troy also got a big round from Yi Keun Chang, who birdied each of his last four holes to finish 6-under.
Up and down round turned good on final two holes. Played them -6 for a -12 round.Pan 67, Chris 68, Trev 70, Chaz 71, Jon 73
— UW Men's Golf (@UW_MGolf) May 16, 2013
The aforementioned Cheng-Tsung Pan is currently in a tie for fourth with that 67 of his, While Chris Williams' 68 is good for an eight-way share of sixth. Another guy to root for is Charlie Hughes, UW's quintessential student-athlete. Hughes' 71 made him one of four Huskies to finish under par for the day, doing so thanks to a birdie on 18. As a team, the Huskies trail fourth-seeded North Florida by four strokes heading into Friday.
— Oregon Equipment (@Ducks_Equipment) May 16, 2013
Brandon McIver and Jonathan Woo both got in at 3-under to pace the Ducks. Woo started strong with five birdies in his first eight holes, while McIver finished strong with four birdies in his last eight.
The Card will be looking up at Charlotte and South Carolina on the leader board heading into Friday's round.
Gotta like that hashtag, right? As you can tell from the tweet, David Oraee is Colorado's low man, and his minus-1 has him in a tie for ninth heading into round No. 2. The team Colorado will be keeping an extra close eye on Friday is Arkansas; the fifth-place Razorbacks are currently the team the Buffs need to usurp to advance to the NCAA Championships.
Regional action continues tomorrow and concludes Saturday. Check the Pac-12 Post each of those days for more recaps.