Han, Hutchison lead Aggies on halted Day 1

Feb. 26, 2018

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Senior Ryan Han and freshman Thomas Hutchison each finished in a tie for 13th place after darkness suspended the second round of the Southwestern Invitational collegiate men’s golf tournament at North Ranch Country Club Monday. Both Aggies sit 3-over-par, while UC Davis closed the day in sixth place after a 14-over 302 team score in the first round.

Weather conditions delayed the start of Monday’s play by more than two hours, allowing the teams to get in one full round of 18 holes but meaning Southern California’s 5:50 sundown prevented the completion of the second round. Play will resume at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, then the final round will proceed after that point.

UC Davis finished in a three-way tie for sixth place during the opening round, but moved ahead of San Jose State and Denver thanks to solid Round 2 starts by Han, Hutchison and sophomore Matt Robinson. Han birdied the 12th, 15th and 16th holes to start his day, tying for 12th place in the first round. In contrast, Hutchison finished his first round strong, with birdies on 5, 6 and 9 toward a 3-over 75. He has since fired an even-par back nine in the second round, which moved up from a t25th place into the tie for 13th with Han.

Robinson finished the opener with a 5-over 77 for a tie for 46th place, then rose 14 places up the leaderboard before play was halted. He sank a birdie-3 on the home hole to complete his Monday action.

Junior Tanner Hughes, making his debut in the UC Davis lineup, shot a 5-over 77 in his first round then 5-over through nine holes in the second. He sits in a tie for 55th place individually, 13 places ahead of senior teammate Brandon Baumgarten, who scored a 6-over 78 during Monday’s opening 18.

UCLA was the only team under par in the first round, assembling a 3-under 285 total. The Bruins had three players in the top five, although Tennessee’s Lorenzo Scalise led the way in the first round with his 67 round. Scalise still had a four-stroke lead against the remainder of the field when Monday play was halted.

The Southwestern Invitational is hosted by nearby Pepperdine and runs on the North Ranch CC’s 6,994-yard Lakes & Oaks Course. The tournament concludes on Tuesday.

North Ranch Country Club Lakes & Oaks Course
Par 72, 6,994 Yards

TEAM STANDINGS (Through 18 holes only)
1. UCLA, 285
2. Tennessee, 290
3. San Diego State, 293
4. Pepperdine, 294
5. Washington State, 298
t6. UC Davis, 302
t6. San Jose State, 302
t6. Denver, 302
9. Oregon State, 303
10. New Mexico, 304
11. SMU, 305
12. Michigan, 306
13. Augusta, 309
14. Loyola Marymount, 310
15. Long Beach State, 314

Leader plus UC Davis participants

1. Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee, 67
t12. Ryan Han, 73
t25. Thomas Hutchison, 75
t46. Tanner Hughes, 77
t46. Matt Robinson, 77
t54. Brandon Baumgarten, 78

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