KOHALA COAST, Hawaii — The No. 16 Texas Men’s Golf team fired a 7-under-par 281 on Thursday and rests in a tie for 15th place after the opening round at the Amer Ari Invitational at Mauna Lani Resort Golf Club. Sophomore Tommy Morrison posted a 4-under 68 and is tied for 22nd in the individual standings.
The Longhorns received under-par rounds from Morrison, senior Nathan Petronzio (2-under 70) and graduate Brian Stark (1-under 71) and even-par scores of 72 from sophomores Christiaan Maas and Keaton Vo on Thursday. No. 1 North Carolina holds the 18-hole lead in the team standings at 26-under-par 262. No. 7 Arizona State is second at 23-under-par 265, while No. 24 Texas Tech is third at 21-under-par 267. The 20-team field features nine teams in the latest national rankings provided by Scoreboard powered by clippd.
Preston Stout of Oklahoma State fired a 10-under-par 62 and holds the 18-hole individual lead. Arizona State’s Wenyi Ding and Texas Tech’s Matthew Comegys are tied for second at 9-under-par 63.
The Amer Ari Invitational continues with 18 holes on Friday, Feb. 9 and concludes with a final round on Saturday, Feb. 10. Texas will be paired with Pepperdine, Texas Tech and UCLA for Friday’s second round, which features a shotgun start beginning at 7:30 a.m. Hawaii Time (11:30 a.m. CT).
- Sophomore Tommy Morrison posted a 4-under 68 on Thursday and is tied for 22nd in the individual standings. After starting his round with a double-bogey on hole 3, Morrison rallied to record seven birdies against just one bogey over his final 17 holes of the day to finish at 4-under.
- Senior Nathan Petronzio carded a 2-under 70 in his opening round and is tied for 49th place. Starting on hole 1, he tallied three birdies against just one bogey on Thursday.
- Graduate Brian Stark recorded a 1-under 71 on Thursday and is tied for 65th place. Starting on hole 2, he registered three birdies and two bogeys in his opening round.
- Sophomores Christiaan Maas and Keaton Vo each posted scores of even-par 72 on Thursday and are tied for 76th place.
- Competing as an individual, sophomore Jacob Sosa carded a 4-over 76 and is tied for 111th place.