Bears in Eighth To Begin Pac-12 Championship
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – California men's golf began the Pac-12 Championship on Monday, shooting a combined 359 (-1) strokes in the opening round and ultimately finishing eighth ahead of the second day of play.
Both Aaron Du and James Song got off to a hot start in the opening round as they each shot a 69 (-3). Song collected five birdies and an eagle in his first 18 holes while Du produced four birdies and just one bogey. Du completed Monday's festivities with 73 (+1) strokes in the second round he is now tied for 15th. Meanwhile, Song's 76 (+4) in his final 18 holes dropped him to a tie for 33rd.
Sampson Zheng is tied with Du atop the Bears' leaderboard, currently with 142 (-2) strokes. Zheng shot a 70 (-2) in the first round and a 72 (E) in the second. Costas Panay and Finigan Tilly round out the Bears' scorers, sitting tied for 46th and 67th respectively.
As a team, Cal shot the second most pars of any team on Monday, finishing the day with 127 altogether. Meanwhile, Zheng led the field on par 4s in the first round, averaging 3.69 (-5 overall) strokes on such holes while Du (3.88, -2) tied for fourth.
The Bears will be back on Tuesday morning for the third of four rounds at Mayacama. Play begins at 10am with Cal's first player (Sebastian Iqbal) teeing off on hole 10.
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