Baard Skogen leads No. 11 Tech at NCAA Championships

CARLSBAD, Calif. — The No. 11 Texas Tech men’s golf team kicked off its run at the NCAA Championships on Friday with 18 holes at the par-72, 7,538-yard North Course at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. A 2-over-par effort from Baard Skogen led the way for the Red Raiders in round one, as the team fired a collective 21-over-par (309) on a day the course average was nearly four strokes over par (75.84).

Less than two weeks removed from earning top medalist honors at the Baton Rouge Regional, Skogen once again emerged as Tech’s postseason anchor with a solid opening round in the finals. A bogey-free, 3-under-par front nine highlighted Skogen’s day after shooting 5-over-par over his first nine holes; the senior ended the day with a team-best 2-over-par 74 and tied for 41st on the individual leaderboard.
Two shots behind Skogen was Calum Scott, who fired a steady even-par across his back nine before a rocky front nine muddied his round one card. The junior ultimately finished his day with a 4-over-par 76 and sits tied for 81st among the 154 players who completed the opening round.
The Red Raiders will tee off round two of the NCAA Championships from hole No. 1 starting at 7:35 a.m. PT.
NCAA Championships Leaderboard (Rd. 1)
T-1. Virginia: 290 (+2)
T-1. Arizona: 290 (+2)
3. North Carolina: 291 (+3)
4. Georgia Tech: 292 (+4)
T-5. Illinois: 293 (+5)
T-5. Auburn: 293 (+5)
7. Ohio State: 294 (+6)
8. Florida: 295 (+7)
T-9. Texas: 296 (+8)
T-9. East Tennessee State: 296 (+8)
T-9. Notre Dame: 296 (+8)
T-12. Vanderbilt: 297 (+9)
T-12. Stanford: 297 (+9)
T-12. Baylor: 297 (+9)
T-15. Wake Forest: 298 (+10)
T-15. Texas A&M: 298 (+10)
T-17. Florida State: 299 (+11)
T-17. New Mexico: 299 (+11)
T-19. LSU: 301 (+13)
T-19. Oklahoma: 301 (+13)
T-21. SMU: 303 (+15)
T-21. Oklahoma State: 303 (+15)
23. California: 304 (+16)
24. Tennessee: 305 (+17)
T-25. Clemson: 306 (+18)
T-25. Utah: 306 (+18)
T-27. North Florida: 307 (+19)
T-27. West Virginia: 307 (+19)
29. Texas Tech: 309 (+21)
30. Purdue: 310 (+22)

Texas Tech Leaderboard (Rd. 1)
T-41. Baard Skogen: 74 (+2)
T-81. Calum Scott: 76 (+4)
T-125. Matthew Comegys: 79 (+7)
T-135. Vicente Marzilio: 80 (+8)
T-144. Tyran Snyders: 82 (+10)

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