Feb. 20, 2013
KAHUKU, HAWAII. – The Nevada men’s golf team is tied for 12th after the first round of the John Burns Intercollegiate hosted by Hawai`i.
The Wolf Pack got off to a slow start shooting a 21-over 309 as a team. Nevada is tied for 12th place with one of the two Hawai`i teams playing in the tournament, and sits four shots behind Washington State.
Junior Ryan Mulvany leads the Pack, and is tied for 13th after shooting a one-over 73 for the first round. Sophomore Andrew Cornella is tied for 38th after shooting a four-over 76. Sophomore Taylor Knoll is tied for 62nd. Sophomore Gustavo Chuang and junior Brian Knoll are tied for 76th.
Freshman Kit Carson is playing in his first tournament in his Wolf Pack career, and is tied for 38th after shooting a four-over 76. Carson is competing individually and his score does not affect the team score.
“It was a tough day today,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “We certainly didn’t play up to our potential. Ryan had a good round, and I was happy for Kit with how he played in his first ever collegiate round. We got a good short-game session in after the round today and are eager to get back to work tomorrow.”
Top-ranked California leads the tournament after shooting a four-under 284 as a team. Fellow Mountain West Conference member New Mexico is right behind them with a one-under 287. California’s Joel Stalter leads the individual race after shooting a five-under 67.
Nevada will play the 18-hole second round tomorrow.