GOODYEAR, Ariz. – First-year student Angus O’Brien (Barwon Heads, Australia) is tied for the individual lead and the Seton Hall men’s golf team is tied for fifth after a round of the 2022 Loyola Intercollegiate on Sunday.
O’Brien, competing as an individual, shot a 6-under, 66, and is currently tied with Utah Valley’s Kai Iguchi and Middle Tennessee State’s Kevin Jegers for the individual lead among 110 golfers. O’Brien had seven birdies in his first 14 holes with just one bogey on the day. His 6-under par, 66, is tied for the second-lowest single-round par 72 in Pirate history.
Graduate student Gregor Tait (Martlesham Heath, England) was the best attacker in the Seton Hall team on Sunday. He shot a 3-under, 69, and is currently tied for ninth overall. After bugging his first two holes, Tait used six birdies to shoot 5-under over the final 14 holes.
As a team, The Hall shot an impressive 5-under, 283, in the first round and is tied for fifth among a talented field of 18 teams. Utah Valley leads after 18 holes at 13 under par. There are two other BIG EAST schools on the ground with DePaul currently in 11and place at 5-over-par and Creighton n 15and at 7 on par.
Junior Wen Liang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) also had an under par round on the 10and of her career. Xie used four birdies and 12 pars to shoot a 2-under, 70. He is currently tied for 14and globally.
Graduate student Andres Acevedo (San Antonio, Texas) and senior Deven Ramachandran (San Rafael, California) both shot par, 72, and are tied for 34and place in the set. Acevedo only had one bad hole, but balanced it with five birdies.
Second year Brody Hanley (Lantana, TX)competing as an individual, had two birdies and 13 pars on his way to a 1-over-par, 73. He is currently tied for 49and place in the set.
Second year Wanxi Sun (Danville, California) shot a 10 over par, 82.
Host: Loyola University
Location: Goodyear, Ariz.
Course: Palm Valley Golf Course
Vital elements of the course: Par-72, 7,015 yards
Appointment: February 20-22, 2022
Designed by renowned golf course architect Arthur Hills, the Palms Course at Palm Valley Golf Club is one of the most popular championship golf courses in Phoenix, Arizona. The excellent layout provides a tough challenge for accomplished players, but it’s flexible enough for novices to enjoy. One thing that sets Palm Valley Golf Club apart from other golf courses in Phoenix, Arizona is its diversity of play. The Palms Course was rated one of the best public golf courses in Arizona by the Phoenix Business Journal, and the 18 hole is consistently cited by avid players as one of the best par-5s in the state.
In addition to Seton Hall and host Loyola, the big field features 16 other teams, including: Air Force, Bucknell, Delaware, Drake, Gonzaga, Hartford, Holy Cross, Marshall, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri State, SIU-Edwardsville , South Dakota, Utah Valley and UT-Martin. The field also includes BIG EAST enemies Creighton and DePaul.
Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.
The field will play three rounds over three days with tee times beginning each day at 7:45 a.m. PT. Hall will be paired with golfers from Loyola, Middle Tennessee and Delaware in the first round.
Live scoring from the event will be available via Golfstat. Full results from each day’s events will also be available post-competition on SHUpirates.com.
|2022 LOYOLA INTERCOLLEGIATE – Team Scores|
|4||state of missouri||282||282||-6|
|T10||the holy cross||291||291||+3|