MARANA, Ariz. – The Oregon men’s golf team currently sits in a tie for 10th-place at the Pac-12 Golf Championships after the first round with play suspended mid-way through the second round due to a much slower pace of play than anticipated by officials on Friday at the Gallery Club. Despite the rough start in the first round, Zach Foushee was able to stay in the top-25 with a 73 1-over card for a tie in 17th.
"The course is very nice, but it is not designed for big winds," said head coach Casey Martin. "And that's what we had today. it made for an incredibly long and difficult round."
Stanford held a four-stroke lead over second-place Arizona (366, 6-over) with a 362 2-over card through the first round while California and Washington were locked in a tie for third with a 368 8-over card. Washington State’s Michael Anderson was in the lead after the first round, firing in a 70 2-under.
Jonathan Woo was the next best finisher for the Ducks coming in with a 75 3-over finish, while Brandon Baumgarten shot a 76 4-over card. Baumgarten had a rough start in the front nine but settled in on the back-nine with a pair of birdies and bogey on the 17th-hole.
Brandon McIver shot a 79 on the first round, sinking only two birdies compared to seven bogeys and a double-bogey on 17.
Thomas Lim also a rough start to the conference championship with an 81 card on the first round. The Moorpark, Calif., native had the roughest start to the day than any other Duck, shooting 10-over par on the front-nine alone before settling down on the back-nine.
Ryann Ree needed two more strokes than Lim to finish out the first round and ended with an 83 card.
At the time of suspension, Stanford was in first at 2-under with Cal in second at 2-over par while Washington came in at a distant third at 15-over par. UO moved up a spot and is in ninth at the time of suspension.
The second round will resume tomorrow at 6 a.m. (PDT) followed by a one hour break before teams are repaired for the third round.