Utah State senior golfer Eli Rogers shot an opening round 2-under-par 70 and Utah State is currently in fourth-place with a 3-under 285 following the opening round of the Southern Utah-hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational held here at the Sunbrook Golf Club on Monday.
Utah Valley leads the 12-team field at 10-under 278 and Long Beach State’s Kymer Li sits atop the leaderboard following his 6-under 66.
Rogers, who was 2-under on the par-5 holes and 1-under on the par-4 holes during the opening round, had 14 pars on the day for his 2-under 70.
Also competing for Utah State is freshman Chase Lansford, who is tied for 15th place following his opening round of 1-under 71. Senior Tanner Jenson and junior Braxton Miller are both tied for 22nd place after firing even-par rounds of 72, and freshman Hayden Eckert is tied for 39th place after his opening round of 3-over 75. Sophomore Braydon Swapp is also competing for USU as an individual and is currently tied for 33rd place at 2-over 74.
Utah State will conclude action in the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational with 18 holes on Tuesday, playing alongside Long Beach State and Weber State.
TEAM RESULTS – TOP FIVE
1. Utah Valley - 278 (-10)
2. Boston College - 284 (-4)
2. Southern Utah - 284 (-4)
4. Utah State – 285 (-3)
5. Long Beach State – 289 (+1)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS – TOP FIVE
1. Kymer Li, Long Beach State - 66 (-6)
2. Blair Bursey, Utah Valley - 67 (-5)
2. Matt Naumec, Boston College - 67 (-5)
4. Fidel Concepcion, Southern Utah - 68 (-4)
4. Connor Bell, Boise State - 68 (-4)
4. Joseph Crisostomo, Air Force - 68 (-4)
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