Tredway shoots 85; Oregon 14th
CHASKA, Minn. -- Andrew Tredway struggled but his Oregon teammates still found the mark during Wednesday's opening round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at the Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Tredway carded a 14-over-par 85 to open the tournament, with the former Ashland High standout tied for 154th in the individual rankings.
The 15th-ranked Ducks were paced by Ryan Lavoie's one-under-par 71, followed by Adrian Burtner (74), Ben Crane (77) and Derek Croskrey (78). Oregon ranks 14th in the 30-team field after the opening round with a team score of 300. The field will be cut in half to 15 following today's second round.
I'm not satisfied at all with what we shot, even as difficult as this course is, Oregon coach Steve Nosler said. Our guys won't shoot us out of it and we should be right in the hunt for the cut and give us a chance to finish high on Saturday. It will be a rare team that doesn't post a relatively high score here.
No team managed to shoot par but Oklahoma State grabbed the team lead with a one-over-par 289, three ahead of top-ranked Georgia with a 292 and four ahead of Clemson and Brigham Young.
In the individual race, Chris Wisler of East Tennessee State shot a four-under 68 to lead all competitors. He is two strokes ahead of five golfers tied at 70. Only 13 of the 154 golfers shot under par Wednesday.
The four-day, 72-hole tournament continues through Saturday on the par 72, 7,196-yard suburban Minneapolis course that has played host to numerous major golf events, including the 1970 and 1991 U.S. Opens.