WINDERMERE, Fla. – The Texas Tech men's golf team shot 3-under-par and is in fourth place after the opening round of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational on Sunday at the Isleworth Country Club.
Adam Blomme leads the Red Raiders by shooting 70 (2-under) and is in 11th individually, while Ivan Ramirez carded a 71 which puts him in 15th after the first of three rounds. Sandy Scott and Kyle Hogan each shot even-par and Thomas Allkins finished his round at 3-over.
Vanderbilt leads the tournament after an opening round 276, followed by Auburn and California 284 and the Red Raiders (285). Florida and Illinois both carded 286, while Washington and Arizona shot 287. Texas and West Virginia both posted 288s going into Monday's second round.
Blomme recorded four birdies during his round with two on par 5s for his 2-under round that included 12 pars. The Red Raiders would make 19 birdies as a team which was the second most on Sunday with Allkins leading the team with five. Allkins would also make six bogeys though during his round of 75 to start the tournament. Ramirez, who finished sixth at the Tavistock Collegiate last season, leads the tournament in par 3 scoring at 2-under.
Vanderbilt's Will Gordon leads the tournament after shooting 8-under (64), while Max Sear (WVU) is second at 6-under to top the leaderboard.
The tournament will resume at 9 a.m. (CST) on Monday with the Red Raiders being paired with Florida and Illinois before the final round on Tuesday. The Red Raiders are playing in their fourth and final fall event before returning to action for the spring season in February.
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