Ramirez Paces No. 10 Tech in Rain-Shortened Opening Day

Ramirez Paces No. 10 Tech in Rain-Shortened Opening Day

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Ivan Ramirez Ivan Ramirez

LUBBOCK, Texas – The 10th-ranked Texas Tech men's golf team closed the opening day of the Aggie Invitational in seventh place Saturday after a pair of rain delays halted play at Traditions Golf Club in College Station.
 
The Red Raiders were only a few holes into the second round when the horn sounded due to inclement weather, ceasing play with several teams still in the process of completing the opening round. As a result, the tournament has been shortened to 36 holes with the final round to be played Sunday.
 
Ivan Ramirez led Tech through the opening round, draining eight birdies, including three over his first four holes, en route to a 4-under-par 68 that pushed him into a tie for second individually. Ramirez, who is one stroke back of Oklahoma State's Matthew Wolff for the individual lead, and Sandy Scott combined for 14 of Tech's 21 birdies on the day.
 
Scott finished under par as well, sinking six birdies on his way to signing for a 1-under card. Like Ramirez, he also got off to a good start with three-consecutive birdies to start the round en route to ending the day in a tie for 10th overall.  
 
Kyle Hogan and Adam Blomme added 4-over and 5-over rounds, respectively, to complete Tech's card. Janson Smith rounded out the lineup at 7-over, while Markus Braadlie, who is participating as an individual, chipped in a 2-over score.
 
Top-ranked Oklahoma State controls the team lead at 9-under, while Baylor is a stroke back in second place. The Bears, who are three strokes up on host Texas A&M, still had players completing the opening round when weather stopped play.
 
Tech will resume its second round at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Live results will be provided throughout the round on Golfstat.com.
 

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