Hutchison leads Aggies at midpoint of Prestge

Feb. 20, 2018

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LA QUINTA, Calif. - Freshman Thomas Hutchison shot a 1-over-par 72 to finish in a tie for 17th place after the first round of action at the 18th Prestige at PGA WEST men's collegiate golf tournament, held at that resort's Greg Norman Course Tuesday afternoon. He helped UC Davis to a total of 12th-place total of 300, a stroke ahead of San Diego State and two strokes behind co-host Stanford `B' in 11th.

Oregon and top-ranked Oklahoma State share the team lead with 1-under-par totals of 283. Pepperdine sits two strokes back in third place, while Stanford's `A' team and Northwestern are tied for fourth at 286. Individually, Northwestern's Sam Triplett leads the medalist race with his 4-under 67 on Tuesday.

Hutchison drained birdies on 11 and 12 to highlight his day. He sits among a 10-way tie for 17th place. Senior Ryan Han and sophomore Matt Robinson are next in line for the Aggies with 4-over 75 rounds, good for shares of 43rd place. Senior Evan Knight rounded out the team score with a 78, while junior Jesse Bratz finished with an 87 on the day.

Two additional Aggies are entered in the tournament has at-large individuals. Junior Tanner Hughes, who transferred from Cal this fall, shot a 2-over 72 for a piece of 27th place. Brandon Baumgarten, also a former transfer from a Pac-12 member (Oregon), matched Han and Robinson in 43rd place with his 75.

This marks the third straight round, and the fourth time in the last five, that Hutchison has shot or tied for the Aggies' low round.

The Prestige was shortened by 18 holes when high winds cancelled Monday's round. The tournament concludes with a final 18-hole round on Wednesday, followed by an awards luncheon. Investment firms KKR & Co. and Charles Schwab are the primary sponsors of this marquee tournament on the annual collegiate schedule.

Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST

TEAM STANDINGS (Through 18 holes)
t1. Oregon, 283
t1. Oklahoma State, 283
3. Pepperdine, 285
t4. Stanford, 286
t4. Northwestern, 286
6. LSU, 287
7. San Francisco, 291
8. East Tennessee State, 294
9. USC, 296
10. Iowa State, 297
11. Stanford, 298
12. UC Davis, 300
13. San Diego State, 301
14. Notre Dame, 302
15. Washington, 305
16. Stirling, 310

Leader plus UC Davis participants

1. Sam Triplett, Northwestern - 67
t17. Thomas Hutchison, 72
t43. Ryan Han, 75
t43. Matt Robinson, 75
t66. Evan Knight, 78
84. Jesse Bratz, 87

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