Following the opening round at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships Monday, UC San Diego is tied for 11th.
UC San Diego totaled a 9 over par 297 on the Cobb Course at the Resort at Glade Springs in West Virginia. The Tritons are even with Lindenwood and Saint Leo as play opens Tuesday.
Cal State Monterey Bay, also a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), leads the field as the lone team under par with a 287 (-1).
Arkansas Tech and Lincoln Memorial are tied for second, both shooting an even par 288, while Lynn, the 2018 national champion is tied for fifth.
The current individual leader of the 108-golfer field is Shawn Tsai of Arkansas Tech.
After three rounds, which conclude Wednesday, the individual national champion will be crowned. The highest-placing eight teams from the stroke play rounds move on to quarterfinal medal play with the top four squads then competing in the semifinals, all on Thursday. The team national champion will be decided Friday.
The Tritons tee it up for round two at 7:30 a.m. EST Tuesday.
UC San Diego earned the right to go to nationals by placing second of 20 at the West/South Central Regional in Utah. The Tritons are competing at the NCAA Division II Championships for the second time. They finished 15th in 2004.
– Staff reports
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