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Bears In The Mix At Isleworth Collegiate

Oct 23, 2022
Tony Chen's first-round 71 paced the Golden Bears at the Isleworth Collegiate on Sunday.

WINDERMERE, Fla. – Redshirt sophomore Tony Chen carded a 1-under-par 71 to pace the California men's golf team in the first round of the Isleworth Collegiate at Isleworth Golf and Country Club on Sunday.
 
The Golden Bears are tied for eighth place in a talented 15-team field – seven of the 15 teams are ranked among the nation's top 42 teams by Golfstat.com – with a collective 5-over-par 293 after 18 holes of action. Ten teams, including Cal, find themselves within seven strokes of one another between even-par and 7-over-par; third-ranked Auburn leads the field by a wide margin at 15-under-par.
 
Chen played near-bogey-free golf on Sunday on the way to his first-round 71, which earned him a tie for 15th individually. Birdies on holes 7 and 12 had Chen at 2-under-par before a bogey on 14 brought him back to 1-under. Chen has fired three consecutive rounds of 71 or better dating back to the second round of the Alister Mackenzie Invitational in Sonoma on Oct. 10.
 
Close behind Chen are Nathan Wang (+1), Simon Kwon (+2) and Jeewon Park (+3), the latter of which rebounded from a difficult front-nine 41 with a back-nine 34 that featured three birdies on holes 11, 15 and 17. Wang and Kwon are tied for 23rd and 28th, respectively, while Park is tied for 37th.
 
TEAM LEADERBOARD

Place Team To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Auburn -15 273 273
2 Florida -2 286 286
3 UCF E 288 288
4 LSU +1 289 289
5 Purdue +3 291 291
T6 Arizona +4 292 292
T6 West Virginia +4 292 292
T8 South Carolina +5 293 293
T8 California +5 293 293
T10 Minnesota +6 294 294
T10 Illinois +6 294 294
12 North Florida +7 295 295
13 Utah +19 307 307
14 UNLV +21 309 309
15 Augusta +30 318 318

 
CAL ON INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

Place Name R1 R2 R3 Total
T15 Tony Chen 71 (-1) 71 (-1)
T23 Nathan Wang 73 (+1) 73 (+1)
T28 Simon Kwon 74 (+2) 74 (+2)
T37 Jeewon Park 75 (+3) 75 (+3)
T74 Ethan Chung 81 (+9) 81 (+9)

 
UP NEXT
Round two on Monday at the Isleworth Collegiate will feature Cal playing alongside West Virginia (T-6th, +4) and South Carolina (T-8th, +5). The Bears will tee off hole 1 between 5-5:40 a.m. PT. Live scoring is available on Golfstat.com.
 
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