01/27/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/27/2020 20:56
Thousand Oaks, Cal. - The Augusta University Men's Golf team concludes the first day of the Southwestern Invitational in 12th place. After two rounds of play, the Jags shot a 313 in the first round, and 297 in the second, for a combined total of 610 (+34 over par) on the par 72 course in Thousand Oaks, Cal.
Host Pepperdine finished the day in first place with a score of -3 under par. Southern California sits in second at +4 over par, while Arizona State rounds out the top three with a score of +8 over par
The 12-team field features some of the top teams in the country including No. 4 BYU, No. 6 Pepperdine, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 18 UCLA, and the defending National Champions, No. 27 Stanford.
In total, eight of the 12 teams competing rank in the top-50 nationally, with four in the top-25, and a trio in the top-10.
Gustav Andersson led the Jaguars, shooting a 75 (+3 over par) in the first round. Andersson cut five strokes off his game in the second round to finish with a two-round total of 145 (+1 over par). Andersson's score was good enough to put him in 10th place on the first day of competition.
Following behind him was Alex van Wyk, who finished five strokes back of Andersson (+6 over par) and in 54th place. A. van Wyk struggled in the first round shooting an 80, only to drop his score to 75 strokes in round two.
Ben van Wyk ended the day in 57th place, only one stroke back of his brother. B. van Wyk shot an 81 in the first round but dropped six strokes off his game in the second round.
Also finishing the day in 57th place was Victor Lindgren, who played consistently over both rounds, shooting a 79 in the first round and 77 in the second. Jack Vajda rounds out the team, shooting a 162 on the day and sits in 67th overall.
The Jags return tomorrow for the final day of the Southwestern Invitational against one of the toughest fields in the country.