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Philip Juel-Berg opened his spring with a 2-under 70 Thursday.
Golfers In 17th After Round One In Hawai'i
Release: February 06, 2014
By: David Plati, Associate AD/Sports Information
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WAIKOLOA, Hawai’i — The University of Colorado men’s golf team opened its spring season here Thursday and stands in 17th place after one round of the 24th annual Amer Ari Hawaii-Hilo Invitational. 

No. 3 Oklahoma State scored the day’s best round, a 17-under 271, to own a one stroke lead over TCU (272), with No. 25 Southern California (273) and No. 19 Texas and No. 26 Auburn three strokes back (274). 

Colorado, No. 83 in the final Golfweek fall rankings, is at the tail end of a 12-team logjam, with those schools separated by just 11 shots.  The Buffaloes are in at 1-under 287, which is just one shot off the pace of the score posted by No. 2 Georgia Tech.  The field here has three top 10 teams competing with 10 of the top 50, while eight Pac-12 schools are competing overall.

Freshman Jeremy Paul recorded CU’s best round Thursday with a 3-under 69, tying for the team best with 14 pars along with an eagle, two birdies and a single bogey.  He closed strong; he started the day on No. 4 in the shotgun start, and was cruising along at even par until he birdied No. 17 and then scored his eagle on the 562-yard, par-5 No. 2, one of just three for the day on the hold by the 118-man field.  He’s tied for 21st individually.

“It was a perfect day for scoring here,” CU head coach Roy Edwards said.  “We hit the ball and managed our games pretty well.  We were just held back from a really good round because we didn't make as many putts as we should.  The guys should be getting more used to putting on Bermuda greens, so the important thing is to not let it create doubt.  

“We did a good job closing out the round and Jeremy and Philip had two solid efforts.  This is the toughest I have ever seen the field here and even though we are in 17th, it is tightly bunched."

Sophomore Philip Juel-Berg turned in a 2-under par 70, tying him for 32nd, matching Paul with just one hole over par in the round; he also had 14 pars, with three birdies against his single bogey.  He started on No. 5 and was even through nine holes, but ended his day with birdies on Nos. 15, 18 and 4.

Freshman Andrew Bonner had CU’s “craziest” round of the day, as he is tied for 76th with a 1-over 73.  He had a team-high five birdies, starting with one on his opening hole (No. 6) and closing with one as well.  He was two-under at one point but fell back to even had scoring a double on the par-3 15th.  He was 1-over with four holes to play and finished birdie-bogey-bogey-birdie, with eight pars, four bogeys and the double to account for the scoring on the rest of his holes. 

Junior David Oraee fashioned a 3-over 75, scoring two birdies, 11 pars and five bogeys.  He birdied his first hole of the day as well (also No. 6) then reeled off six straight pars before a tough stretch with three bogeys in four holes. 

Freshman Yannik Paul also carded a 3-over 75, doing so with one birdie, 13 pars and four bogeys.  He opened with five consecutive pars but had three bogeys over the next seven holes before playing his last six even.

Senior Johnny Hayes is competing here as an individual, also opening his spring season with a 3-over 75; he tied the team-high with 14 pars with a birdie, two bogeys and a double.  He played the par-3s at 3-over but was otherwise even on the other 14 holes.

All three are tied for 100th in the field through 18 holes.

Oregon’s Thomas Lim is in the individual lead with an 8-under 64, which including a 30 on the back nine; USC’s Rico Hoey carded a 65 to stand second, with four tied in third with 66s.

The second round of the tournament is Friday with the final round Saturday; both rounds begin with shotgun starts at 10:30 a.m. mountain time.

BUFFALO INDIVIDUALS

T21.

Jeremy Paul

 33-36—69

T32.

Philip Juel-Berg

 36-34—70

T76.

Andrew Bonner

 35-38—73

T100.

Yannik Paul

 38-37—75

T100.

David Oraee

 37-38—75

T100.

*Johnny Hayes

 38-37—75

*—competing individually.

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

1.

Thomas Lim, Oregon

 34-30—64

2.

Rico Hoey, USC

 34-31—65

T3.

Jeffrey Kang, USC

 35-31—66

T3.

Chelso Barrett, TCU

 32-34—66

T3.

Ian Davis, Oklahoma State

 34-32—66

T3.

Wyndham Clark,, Oklahoma State

 33-33—66

 

TEAM STANDINGS

1.

Oklahoma State

 271

2.

TCU

 272

3.

Southern California

 273

4.

Auburn

 274

4.

Texas

 274

6.

Oregon

 276

7.

Texas Tech

 278

8.

Hawai’i

 279

8.

Hawai’i-Hilo

 279

10.

Arizona State

 280

10.

Washington

 280

12.

Stanford

 281

13.

UCLA

 283

14.

Oregon State

 285

15.

Georgia Tech

 286

15.

Osaka Gakuin

 286

17.

COLORADO

 287

18.

UC-Davis

 290

19.

San Jose State

 290

20.

CSU-Monterey Bay

 295

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