Pioneers Wrap Up Day One of Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Korte opens with 2-over on day one
Feb. 16, 2018
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The University of Denver men's golf team opened up the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Friday. The Pioneers shot a 16-over in the opening round.
Par was 72 at the 7,322-yard course at the Classic Club.
No. 19 California took a commanding lead through day one of the three-round event, finishing the day with a nine-stroke advantage over No. 9 Texas Tech.
“The course was in great condition and the weather for prime for scoring,” Billinger said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t take advantage of it. I know these guys will keep a good attitude and bring a fighting effort the next two days to move up the leaderboard.”
Korte led DU with a 2-under 74 in his first round on Friday. The senior from Littleton did manage four birdies on his first run-through of the course, putting him a tie for 52nd.
Kelley shot a 3-over for the afternoon, finishing off the round in a tie for 69th.
Petersilie, appearing in his first spring tournament, fired a 5-over in his first 18 holes.
Solem and Hagen each posted a 78 on their respective scorecards.
Sand shot a 79 and Kang turned in an 80.
Round two of the tournament is set for Saturday.
Live scoring can be found right HERE.
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