NCAA men's golf regionals: Stanford off to blistering start
The Pac-12 is poised to make another run at an NCAA men's golf title with six teams in the field, and the path to the championship started on Monday. Four individual golfers - three from UCLA, one from Cal - round out the tournament for the Conference of Championships. After all rounds are complete on Wednesday, the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship. Here's where the Pac ended up after Day 1.
Stanford, California Regional
Maverick McNealy is tied atop the individual ranks after carding a 5-under 65 and the Stanford Cardinal lead the 13-team field by a mile following Monday's NCAA Men's Regional Golf Championship round one on their home course. Second-place Baylor is six strokes behind the Card entering day two tomorrow.
McNealy will sleep well after draining this birdie putt on 18 to finish at 5-under. pic.twitter.com/sTQ5skU93W
— Stanford Men's Golf (@StanfordMGolf) May 15, 2017
Collin Morikawa is representing the Bears as an individual in rival territory. He carded par to finish T17 overall in the first round.
Sammamish, Washington Regional
The Trojans sit in second overall after a strong first round, two strokes behind first-place Florida State. Sean Crocker leads all individuals with a 7-under 64 -- his best round ever as a Trojan. Crocker notched six birdies on the front nine and two more on the back nine, only bogeying once. Justin Suh (68) is tied for third individually after scoring an eagle on the seventh hole.
Sean Crocker's 64 is his best round ever as a Trojan -- by 2 strokes -- and he'll take a 3-shot lead into Tuesday's 2nd round at Aldarra GC pic.twitter.com/AeD8ELl2JI
— USC Mens Golf (@USCMensGolf) May 15, 2017
The Huskies are in 10th place after round one.
Cole Madey is representing the Bruins as an individual in the Sammamish regional. He finished 4-over 75 is T45 overall.
Austin, Texas Regional
The Sun Devils are at fourth after round one with help from Chun An Yu, who finished with a par score, tied with teammate Alex Del Rey Gonzalez --who birdied four times on the back nine--to lead the team. Texas leveraged their home-course advantage with a first place finish, where they sit at 277. The Sun Devils are 13 strokes behind the Longhorns.
Baton Rougue, Louisiana Regional
Reigning national champion Oregon sits in third place, 11 strokes back of first place Louisiana State after the first round in Baton Rougue. Edwin Yee shined, scoring a 4-under 68 after birdying five times on the front nine.
Wyndham Clark and Norman Xiong carded even par scores to keep the Ducks afloat. The hype is real, though:
— GoDucks (@GoDucks) May 15, 2017
West Lafayette, Indiana Regional
The Buffs are in 11th place after round one, 16 strokes behind first place UNLV. Yannik Paul and John Souza finished 3-over par (75) to lead the team.
College Grove, Tennessee Regional
Tyler Collier, representing UCLA as an individual in Tennessee, is tied for 24th after carding 1-over-par 73.