BANDON, Ore. – Led by sophomore Matt McCarty, who shot a 2-under 69, Santa Clara men's golf scored a team total of 286 to tie with Oregon for seventh-place after the first-round of the Bandon Dunes Championship.
The middle of the pack in the 14-team tournament is tightly congested with the Broncos only eight-strokes behind second-place Clemson. Arizona State claimed the first-round lead with an 11-under 273. Round two of the three-round event, competed on the 6,633-yard, par-71 Pacific Dunes Course is scheduled to get underway Monday morning.
"It was another poor finish," head coach Rob Miller said. "We were 7-under before the last few holes got us."
With the help of an eagle on the par-5, 499-yard third hole, McCarty paced the Broncos with his 69. He's tied with a pair of golfers for 11th-place, four shots behind co-leaders Chun An Yu of Arizona State and Kyler Dunkle of Utah.
"Matt played well," Miller noted. "He had a tough break on one hole coming in, but overall he struck the ball well."
"We're not sure about the weather for Tuesday, so we're hoping to play well tomorrow and make a comeback," Miller said.
Tuesday's second round will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.
Santa Clara 1st Round Individual Results
|T11.||Matt McCarty||69 = 69 (-2)|
|T21.||Derek Ackerman||71 = 71 (E)|
|T33.||Hayden Shieh||72 = 72 (+1)|
|T48.||Jack Avrit||74 = 74 (+3)|
|T62.||Will DelBiaggio||76 = 76 (+5)|