No. 7 Red Raiders open play at The Prestige

LA QUINTA, California – Texas Tech junior Ludvig Aberg shot even-par to lead the No. 7-ranked Red Raiders on the first day of The Prestige on Monday at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West.

Aberg’s 71 is two shots back of the individual leaders going into Tuesday’s second round, while the Raiders finished at 15-over which has the team 12 strokes back of Vanderbilt and Oregon which lead the tournament after posting 3-over opening round in the team competition.

Aberg made three birdies and three bogeys to finish his opening round with a 71, while Baard Skogen shot 3-over to begin his tournament. A sophomore from Norway, Skogen is currently ranked No. 8 nationally in the Golfstat ratings after finishing as the runner-up at the Amer Ari two weeks ago in Hawaii to begin the spring season. He began the second tournament on the schedule with three birdies, but also had four bogeys and a double on the challenging course.

Tech senior Kyle Hogan shot a 5-over, 76 on Monday with three birdies, while Garrett Martin and Calum Scott opened with rounds of 7-over, 78.  Hogan posted three birdies but fell back with three bogeys and three double bogeys. Martin had 12 pars on the day but was unable to make a birdie on the day. Scott had three birdies, but also three double bogeys.

Davis Bryant (Colorado) and Reid Davenport (Vanderbilt) currently lead the tournament at 2-under.

The second round is set for Tuesday before the championship round on Wednesday. Tech will have a quick return to competition after the final round, traveling to Los Cabos, Mexico to play in the Cabo Collegiate from Sunday-Tuesday on the Cabo Del Sol Ocean Course which is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design.






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