Comegys’ 63 leads No. 24 Tech at Amer Ari Intercollegiate

KOHALA COAST, Hawai’i — The No. 24 Texas Tech men’s golf team sits in third place after Thursday’s opening round of the Amer Ari Intercollegiate at Mauna Lani Resort Golf Club. With a course that played under par with a 70.82 average in round one, the Red Raiders’ Matthew Comegys, Tyran Snyders and Calum Scott feasted each firing rounds in the 60s aiding to a blistering 21-under-par 267 team score.

Comegys shot a career-low 9-under-par 63 on Thursday. A bogey-free round that included a pair of birdies and an eagle on the front nine and five birdies on the backside. His eagle on the par-5, No. 7 was just one of four scored by the 124-player field. Comegys’ effort has him tied for second place, and one stroke behind individual leader Preston Stout of Oklahoma State.

Snyders, who is fresh off a Top 5 finish and is a recent addition to PGA Tour University’s Top 25, joins Comegys in the Amer Ari Top 10. Snyders shot a 6-under-par 66 on Thursday and is tied for eighth place. Tech’s third countable score in the 60s was Scott who posted a 4-under-par 68 and is tied for 22nd.

The Red Raiders’ fourth score was registered by Baard Skogen who fired a 2-under-par 70 to give Texas Tech its 21-under-par 267. Skogen is tied for 49th in a crowded, yet talented field.

Freshman Price Hill, who competed as an individual, was the Red Raiders’ fourth man to register a round in the 60s but it did not count toward the team score in the effort. It was Hill’s best round to date as a Red Raider.

The Amer Ari resumes on Friday with the second round. It will once again be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. local time. The Red Raiders will be paired with members of the Pepperdine, Texas and UCLA golf teams.

Amer Ari Intercollegiate Leaderboard (Round 1)
1. North Carolina: 262 (-26)
2. Arizona State: 265 (-23)
3. Texas Tech: 267 (-21)
4. Oklahoma State: 270 (-18)
5. Auburn: 272 (-16)
6. Florida State: 273 (-15)
7. Pepperdine: 274 (-14)
T8. Washington: 276 (-12)
T8. Georgia Tech: 276 (-12)
T10. Oregon: 277 (-11)
T10. Stanford: 277 (-11)
T12. UCLA: 278 (-10)
T12. Oregon State: 278 (-10)
14. Pacific: 279 (-9)
T15. Texas: 281 (-7)
T15. San Jose State: 281 (-7)
17. Hawaii: 285 (-3)
18. Hawaii-Hilo: 289 (+1)
19. Osaka Gakuin: 290 (+2)
20. UC Davis: 291 (+3)

Red Raiders Leaderboard (Round 1)
T2. Matthew Comegys: 63 (-9)
T8. Tyran Snyders: 66 (-6)
T22. Calum Scott: 68 (-4)
T22. Price Hill (i): 68 (-4)
T49. Baard Skogen: 70 (-2)
T65. Vicente Marzillo: 71 (-1)
T76. Jack Wall (i): 72 (E)


Release Provided By MATT BURKHOLDER Texas Tech Athletics

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