When the Red Raiders dominated the Regional Championship, we know they were for real. They just backed that up with a strong showing in Day One of the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship, leading by two strokes.
All five of the Red Raiders finished in the top-50 of players, the only team in the tournament to hit that mark. The Red Raiders’ Number two and three golfers did not have great days, which leaves room for a ton of improvement as the weekend goes on.
Ludvig Aberg led the way for the Red Raiders as he hit a -2 on the day. He hit -3 on the final nine holes including birdies on three of his final five holes to garner the fifth-best score of the tournament. Andy Lopez and Baard Skogen both hit -1 on the day as Lopez birdied on 17 to lower his score below par. Skogen was more sporadic as he birdied five holes on the day but went over par on four holes to level his score at -1.
Kyle Hogan finished even on the day and Garrett Martin finished +1. Both of these guys are great golfers and have a huge opportunity to improve on day two! The Red Raiders will be teeing off around noon so be sure to tune in!