ATHENS, GA – After 18 holes of the NCAA Athens Regional, the Nevada men’s golf team sits in eighth place in the 13-team field.
The Wolf Pack carded a 12-over team round of 296 on Monday to rank eighth in the field. None of the 13 teams were able to post sub-par rounds at the University of Georgia Golf Course, as host and No. 16 Georgia leads the way at even par. No. 4 Vanderbilt, the region’s No. 1 seed, is just two shots back of Georgia for the lead. As for Nevada, needing to finish in the top five to advance to the national championship, the Pack is currently four shots back of fifth with 36 holes to play.
Nevada was led on day one by junior Stephen Osborne, who turned in an even par round of 71. Osborne posted a few bogeys on the front nine, but was perfect on the back nine with birdies on No. 10 and 12 and no bogeys. He is currently tied for seventh place in the 75-player field. Fellow junior Tony Gil had a solid round in the works, but ran into some trouble closing out his round. Gil was 1-under and in the top 10 after the 12th, but played the remaining six holes at 4-over to post a 3-over 74. He enters the second round tied for 32nd.
Junior Sam Harned and sophomore Joey Vrzich are both just behind Gil on the individual leaderboard. Harned carded a 4-over 75 and is tied for 42nd, while Vrzich is one shot behind him at 5-over and tied for 50th. Harned led the Wolf Pack with four birdies during his round. Junior Sam Meek struggled in round one, posting a 9-over 80 and is currently tied for 71st.
Brad Bawden of Memphis is the leader on the individual leaderboard after shooting a 3-under 68 in the opening round. He leads three others by one shot. Just six of the 75 players in the field shot a round under par on Monday. Noah Goodwin of SMU, who is 1-under par, is currently in line to advance to the national championship as an individual.
Live scoring for the entire tournament is available on Golfstat.com.
T7. Stephen Osborne – 71 (E)
T32. Tony Gil, 74 (+3)
T42. Sam Harned, 75 (+4)
T50. Joey Vrzich, 76 (+5)
T71. Sam Meek, 80 (+9)