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University of Utah Golf, UVU’s Gabe Lysen, BYU’s Carson Lundell and SUU’s Jake Vincent take a shot at moving on to the NCAA Championship
By Kurt Kragthorpe
The University of Utah men’s golf team clearly is not satisfied with making the program’s first appearance in an NCAA Regional in nearly 30 years. After the opening round of the 54-hole tournament Monday in Cle Elum, Washington, the Utes are allowed to have visions of competing in the NCAA Championship later this month.
Maybe the best news emerging from the first round on the Tumble Creek Club course at Suncadia Resort is the Utes stand in seventh place, even while counting a 75 from No. 1 player Mitchell Schow, the reigning State Amateur champion. Schow deserves credit for his comeback Monday, after three straight bogeys left him at 5 over par through 11 holes. He played the last seven holes in 1 under to keep his team in contention to become one of the five teams advancing to Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Utes are only three strokes below the top five (Wake Forest and San Francisco are tied for first, followed by Pepperdine, East Tennessee State and Washington), beginning Tuesday’s play. And Schow is very likely to shoot lower than 75 in each of the last two rounds…
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