Bratz leads UC Davis on Day 1 of Marquette

Oct. 1, 2017

HARTFORD, Wisc. - Junior Jesse Bratz birdied two holes on the front nine to close at 1-over-par 73, UC Davis’ low round on the first day of the Marquette Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament, held at Erin Hills Golf Course Sunday. The Aggies finished the first round with a team score of 299, 11 over par and firmly in a tight pack with sixth-place Michigan State and eighth-place UCLA.

South Florida leads the tourney at even-par 288, two strokes in front of the hosts and three ahead of UTEP. Austin Kendziorski holds the top spot of the individual leaderboard thanks to his 5-under 67, with USF’s Cristian DiMarco close behind at 68.

Bratz enters Monday’s second round in a tie for 14th place. Aggie freshman Thomas Hutchison birdied three of his first eight holes of Sunday’s round en route to a 2-over 74, good for a share of 22nd place. Senior Evan Knight and sophomore Matt Robinson each carded 4-over 76 rounds for a T37th standing, while senior Brandon Baumgarten rounded out the UC Davis delegation with an 80.

Erin Hills GC hosted the U.S. Open earlier this year. The par-72 course covered 7,722 yards, just 19 yards shorter than the layout for the 117th running of the PGA Tour major.

The Marquette Intercollegiate continues with 18-hole rounds on Monday and Tuesday.

Erin Hills Golf Club (Hartford, Wisc.)
Par 72, 7,722 yards.

TEAM STANDINGS (Through 18 holes)
1. South Florida, 288
2. Marquette, 290
3. UTEP, 291
4. Texas A&M, 293
5. Purdue, 294
6. Michigan State, 298
7. UC Davis, 299
8. UCLA, 300
t9. Florida State, 301
t9. Northwestern, 301
t9. Wisconsin, 301
12. Augusta, 304
13. Ole Miss, 308
14. Iowa State, 310
15. Northern Illinois, 312

Leader plus UC Davis competitors.

1. Austin Kendziorski, Marquette, 67
t14. Jesse Bratz, 73
t22. Thomas Hutchison, 74
t37. Matt Robinson, 76
t37. Evan Knight, 76
t71. Brandon Baumgarten, 80

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation’s best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.

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