WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Ca– It was a windy day in the opening round of the prestigious Southwestern Invitational, hosted by Pepperdine at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The Augusta University Men's Golf team battled wind gusts nearing 30 mph to sit in a tie for 10th.
On a challenging day that saw an average score of 77.12, Hampus Wijkstrom posted a 9-over par opening round.
Arizona State leads the team scoring after an opening round score of 4-over-par (292). The Sun Devils are followed by SMU (+5) and San Diego State (+6).
There is a three-way tie for first place: Shane Ffrench (USC), Noah Goodwin (SMU) and David Puig (Arizona State). Ffrench held a two-stroke lead heading into the final hole before a double bogey brought him back to the field.
The Jags will be back in action today for the second round of the Southwestern Invitational. Augusta will tee off at 12:52 p.m. (ET) beginning with Jack Vajda and concluding with Ben van Wyk at 1:48 p.m. (ET). The Jaguars and their playing partners will be teeing off on hole No. 11 to start their rounds. Live coverage of the second round will begin on the Golf Channel at 4:30 p.m. (ET) and will run until 7:30 p.m. (ET).
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