The No. 10 Stanford men’s golf team got off to the successful start it hoped for in the opening round of the NCAA Columbus Regional on Thursday, shooting a combined 7-over 291 to finish the day third in the 13-team field. Individually, junior Cameron Wilson led the Cardinal with a two-birdie, 1-under-par 70 to put him in a four-way tie for fourth.
Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers, a 2012 All-American, sits in a tie for 10th after recording a 1-over-par 72. He started Thursday’s round by birdieing two of his first four holes but bogeyed three of his next four. Senior Steve Kearney, appearing in his second regional, made the turn at even par before double bogeying the par-4 15th, slipping into a tie for 17th at 2-over.
Two-time All-American Andrew Yun, competing in his last postseason, continued his struggles from the Pac-12 Tournament by recording two double bogeys on the front nine en route to a 6-over-par 77. Freshman David Boote shot 5-over-par with two doubles as well.
No. 68 Charlotte (+3), the third-lowest ranked team in the tournament, is the leader after day one, one stroke ahead of No. 23 South Carolina and four in front of the Cardinal. No. 5 New Mexico, the highest-ranked team in the field, is in a tie for sixth at 10-over.
Today’s second round begins at 8 a.m. EST with live scoring provided by golfstatresults.com.
Contact Cameron Miller at cmiller6 “at” stanford.edu.