Fresno State Holds First Round Lead at 2016 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship
TUCSON, Ariz. – Fresno State leads after the first 18-holes of the 2016 Mountain West Men's Golf Championship being held at on the par 72, 7,194-yard Catalina Course at OMNI Tucson National in Tucson, Arizona. The Bulldogs shot a team total of 13-under par 275 and currently hold a five stroke advantage over defending league champion and No. 22 San Diego State and No. 38 New Mexico, who are tied for second with identical team scores of 5-under 280. Fresno State's first round score of 275 bettered its previous low at a MW Men's Golf Championship at OMNI Tucson National by 15 strokes (290 set in the third round in 2013).
Colorado State is in fourth place at 7-under 281, followed by Nevada in fifth at six-under 282. No. 29 UNLV carded a 2-under 286 and is in sixth place, while Air Force is in seventh at 1-under 287. Wyoming sits in eighth at 2-over 290, followed by Boise State in ninth (291), Utah State in 10th (293) and San José State in 11th (295).
Individually, Nevada sophomore Corey Eddings has a one-shot advantage over Fresno State junior Trevor Clayton. Eddings tied a Mountain West single-round relative to par record with a 7-under 65. He becomes just the fifth player in the 17-year history of the league championship to shoot a 7-under par in a single round. Clayton posted a 6-under 66 and recorded the most birdies of any golfer in round one with eight.
Wyoming sophomore Drew McCullough sits in third place with a 5-under 67, followed by New Mexico junior Andrej Bevins and Air Force junior Brenden Bone, who are tied for fourth at 4-under 68.
Three eagles were recorded in the first round, with Eddings with Wolf Pack teammate Nick Fuller (Jr.), and San Diego State's Ricardo Michelini (Sr.) all sinking one on the 511-yard 10th hole.
Second round action begins at 7 a.m. PT Saturday morning, followed by the final 18 holes Sunday at 7 a.m. Live scoring is available at GolfStat.com or on the men's golf championship page at TheMW.com.