Baxter's 70 Leads Aggies at NCAA Regional

Jonny Baxter is tied for 27th overall. (Todd Hammond)

May 17, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. - Jonny Baxter's 70 placed him in a tie for 27th place as the sophomore led the UC Davis men's golf team on the first day of action at the NCAA Div. I Stanford Regional on Thursday at the Stanford Golf Course.

Baxter finished even on the day as the Aggies are in 13th place overall. He fell to one over after back-to-back bogeys on holes three and four, but a birdie on the seventh hole moved him back to even. He opened his back nine with his third birdie of the day and improved to one under where he would stay until another bogey on the par-4 13th hole.

He found himself back at one over through 16 holes, but birdied on the 17th to get back to even where he would finish.

Baxter's first round featured four birdies and 10 pars.

Matt Hansen and Luke Vivolo each finished at four over to tie for 60th while Mike Brockington tied for 63rd at five over. Matt Seramin carded a 78 and is tied for 72nd overall.

Hansen's strong front nine featured six pars and a birdie on the par-3 third hole, but back-to-back bogeys as he turned the corner resulted in a 1-over 36. He reached four over before a birdie on the par-3 14th hole, but he quickly moved back to 4-over 74 for his final score.

Vivolo's NCAA Regional debut was highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 seventh hole. The freshman also birdied twice on his back nine and carded 10 pars on his way to a 4-over 74.

Brockington's first round featured a steady back nine in which he parred on seven of his nine holes while Seramin birdied twice.

San Francisco leads the field at 7-under 273, holding a three-stroke advantage over Cal and a four-stroke lead over third-place and tournament host Stanford.

BYU's Zachary Blair and LSU's Sang Yi are tied for first at four under.



Action resumes on Friday at 8 a.m. UC Davis will tee off from hole 10 beginning at 9:50 a.m.

NCAA DIV. I STANFORD REGIONAL May 17-19, 2012 Stanford Golf Course - Stanford, Calif. 18 of 54 holes

TEAMS 1. San Francisco, 273 2. Cal, 276 3. Stanford, 277 T4. UAB, 278 T4. UCF, 278 7. Tennessee, 280 T8. San Diego State, 282 T8. LSU, 282 T10. Oregon State, 287 T10. Southeastern Louisiana, 287 T10. San Jose State, 287 13. UC Davis, 293

PLAYERS T1. Sang Yi, LSU, 66 T1. Zachary Blair, BYU, 66

UC DAVIS T27. Jonny Baxter, 70 T60. Luke Vivolo, 70 T60. Matt Hansen, 70 T63. Mike Brockington, 75 T72. Matt Seramin, 78