PASADENA, Calif. – The Chapman University men's golf team sits in fifth place after the first day of the SCIAC Championships held at Brookside Golf Club. The Panthers shot a team score of 293 (+13) and sit just two strokes behind fourth-place Redlands.
Junior Ricky Hoefert jumped out of the gates strong, leading the pack through the front nine after shooting a 32 (-3) with three birdies. He currently sits in fifth place overall after a season-best first-round score of 69 (-1).
Sophomore Brody Hval is tied for 17th place overall with five other golfers after shooting a 74 (+4) on the first day. He birdied on the sixth hole to finish 36 (+1) on the front nine but added three strokes on the back nine.
Junior Sian Rogers bounced back from a triple bogey on the 11th hole to hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 12th hole to earn the eagle. He finished at six-over par and is currently tied for 28th place overall. Senior Zach Gellens finished the first round with an 86 (+16).
The Panthers return to Brookside Golf Course tomorrow, April 19 at 8 a.m. for the second round of the championships.
by Katie Bell
Sports Information Assistant