Oct. 23, 2017
Round 1 Results (pdf)
KENNESAW, Ga. – Gonzaga men’s golfer David Ganz is tied for second place after the first round of the Pinetree Intercollegiate at the Pinetree Country Club Monday.
Ganz carded a 69 (-3) in the opening round of the 36-hole tournament. He is two strokes off of the leader with 18 holes to play Tuesday. The senior started on Hole 12 Monday, and finished with four birdies, 10 pars and eagled the ninth hole. He went even-par on the back-nine and three-under on the front.
“Pinetree Country Club is a great layout and the swirling winds made club selection tricky,” Gonzaga Head Coach Robert Gray said. “Remarkably, the course drained very well after getting over an inch of rain the 12 hours prior to our starting time this afternoon. David put together an outstanding round today and has himself in contention for the win going into the final round tomorrow.”
The Zags are tied for seventh on the team leaderboard. GU totaled 297 (+9) as a team in the opening round. The 297 total is the third-lowest round of the season for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga is five strokes out of the top-five.
Ben DuBois is tied for 16th at one-over (73). He had four birdies and nine pars in Round 1. Tyler Munetake is five-over (77) in a tie for 42nd. He started on the 15th hole, and made four birdies on the front-nine, going even-par on those holes.
“Ben also posted a good score today, despite a rocky finish,” Gray said. “Tyler was playing decent, but bogies on his final three holes more than doubled is total over par for the day. However, he had a great attitude all day despite a couple of double bogies and his final three holes. It’s a big step in the right direction for his development.
Nick Nolan and Chris Mogg are tied for 45th and 55th. Nolan is six-over (78), while Mogg is eight-over (80).
“Nick didn’t hit the ball great today, but also kept a great attitude and competitive spirit, doing the best with what his game was giving him,” Gray said. “Chris was steady for the first half of his round, but got on a bogey streak that made all the difference for his final score.”
Southern Illinois’ Peyton Wilhoit tops the individual leaderboard at five-under (67). He played bogey-free golf Monday, with 13 pars, four birdies and an eagle.
Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky are tied for first. Both teams went one-under (287) in the first round.
“As a team, we played well up until our finishing holes,” Gray said. “Our final three holes were played eight-over by three of our counting scores on holes that weren’t particularly difficult. That’s a huge difference in our final standing. However, we’re still within range of the leaders and four solid scores tomorrow should give us a solid finish this week.”
Due to forecasted inclement weather, play was reduced to 36 holes with the tournament. The second and final round begins Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. Pacific Time. Live scoring will be available on GoZags.com.