Men's Golf Ninth After First Round in Arizona

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Led by seniors Travis Esway and Ryan Hallisey, the University of Nevada's men's golf team opened the spring season in third place after the first day of the Arizona Invitational.

The Wolf Pack turned in rounds of four-under 280 and two-over 286 on Monday and is in ninth place at two-under 566. California leads the 14-team tournament at 25-under 543 (269-274).

The Golden Bears hold a seven-stroke advantage over tournament host Arizona (550), while Fresno State (557) is third, Pepperdine (559) is fourth and Texas A&M, New Mexico and Florida are all tied for fifth at 560.

Esway (72-69) and Hallisey (70-71) are both tied for 26tth to lead the Wolf Pack at one-under 141. Senior Taylor Coffman (69-74) and junior Scott Smith (70-73) stand in a tie for 36th at one-over 143, while senior Jared Becher rounds out the Wolf Pack line-up in a tie for 42nd at two-over 144 (71-73).

New Mexico’s John Catlin (66-66) and California’s Michael Weaver (64-68) are tied for first individually at 10-under 132 after the first two rounds.

The Arizona Invitational will conclude on Tuesday witha shotgun start scheduled for 8 a.m. Mountain Time (7 a.m. Pacific Time) Live scoring is available at