Hutchison fires 65 to storm into individual top 10

Feb. 2, 2018

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - UC Davis freshman Thomas Hutchison fired a 7-under-par 65 to jump 38 places into a tie for 10th on the leaderboard of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate men's golf tournament at the Waikoloa King's Course. The Aggies shot a 1-over 289 in Friday's second round to move to 13th place in the team standings.

Hutchison turned in a clean sheet for the day, opening his round on the sixth hole. He hit even par for the first seven holes, birdied the 13th and 14th, then sank birdies in five of his final six holes of the day. The 65 round is the team's best round to par of the 2017-18 season thus far. Hutchison has a 36-hole total of 138 entering Saturday's final round, tying him with No. 5-ranked Zach Bauchou of Oklahoma State for 10th place. He sits four strokes off the individual leader.

Sophomore Matt Robinson carded a 1-over 73 en route to a t40th-place total of 143. Senior Ryan Han sits in a tie for 63rd at 2-over 146 overall. Junior Jesse Bratz is a stroke behind at 147 in a tie for 47th, while senior Evan Knight slipped to t78th with his two-round 148 sum. Bratz and Knight previously shot 70 and 71 in Thursday's opening round.

No. 2 Oklahoma State took a commanding lead in the team standings thanks to a 21-under 267 on Friday. The Cowboys are 29-under with 547 total strokes, nine ahead of No. 3 Georgia Tech and Texas Tech. OSU's Hayden Wood also took over the top spot in the medalist race. He matched Hutchison's 65 on Friday, while his 134 total puts him a stroke in front of USC's top-ranked Justin Suh.

The three-day Amer Ari, contested on a 7,074-yard, par-72 course, concludes on Saturday.

Waikoloa Beach Resort King’s Course

TEAM STANDINGS (through 36 holes)
1. Oklahoma State, 280-267--547
t2. Georgia Tech, 281-275--556
t2. Texas Tech, 281-275--556
4. Southern California, 282-276--558
t5. Texas, 279-283--562
t5. Oregon, 287-275--562
7. TCU, 281-282--563
8. Auburn, 286-279--565
9. Arizona State, 289-279--568
10. Stanford, 288-282--570
t11. San Jose State, 282-289--571
t11. Colorado, 287-284--571
13. UC Davis, 283-289--572
14. Osaka Gakuin (Japan), 296-286--582
15. Oregon State, 302-287--589
t16. Pacific, 305-288--593
t16. Hawaii-Hilo, 302-291--593
18. Hawai'i, 308-311--619

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (through 36 holes)
Leader plus UC Davis participants

1. Hayden Wood, OSU, 69-65--134
t10. Thomas Hutchison, 73-65--138
t40. Matt Robinson, 70-73--143
t63. Ryan Han, 72-74--146
t74. Jesse Bratz, 70-77-147
t78. Evan Knight, 71-77--148

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