Marquette Sits in Second at Erin Hills
Oct. 5, 2014
ERIN, Wisconsin – Freshman Trevor Thomas leads all Marquette golfers after round one Sunday of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate after carding a 73 (+1). The Golden Eagles sit in second place after firing a 299, trailing UCLA by five shots.
A day which started with an hour-long frost delay, saw some excellent golf in cold and windy conditions. To make conditions even tougher, golfers had to battle against the course, which measures about 7300 yards.
Marquette golfers got off to a hot start during round one. A birdie by Thomas on the par 4 eighth put Thomas in a tie for the individual lead, and allowed Marquette to jump UCLA for first place as a team. However, conditions began to worsen as the back nine wore on which saw UCLA shoot a team score of 4-under.
Leading the way for the Bruins was junior Lorens Chan who carded a 2-under 70, which included a 4-under 32 on the back nine. The highlight of Chan’s round was an eagle which came on the 505 yard par-5 14th.
Chan’s 32 came within one shot of a back-nine tournament record at Erin Hills which was set by Jonathan Garrick out of UCLA who carded a 31 in the third round of last year’s tournament.
Brandon Cloete is one shot back of Thomas and finds himself in a tie for eighth after his opening 74. Pat Sanchez, BIG EAST Player of the Month in September, as well as sophomore Henry Klongland finished at +4.
Marquette’s own Garrett Loomis, playing as an individual, held the individual lead after making the turn in 34 and finished with a 75. Zach Gaugert and Will Joiner, also playing as individuals, shot 76 and 77 respectively.
Play will continue tomorrow with round two of the three round tournament. The first group will tee off at 8:30 a.m. central time on the first and tenth tees. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 57 with winds from 10-15 mph. Spectators are welcome to come and admission is free.
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