SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For the last two years, Grayhawk Golf Club’s Raptor Course has proved a stern test for the best men’s college golfers, and it remained so Friday.
The opening round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship teed off Friday, and scoring conditions were difficult. A reminder, for the men, Grayhawk plays as a par-70 (not like the par-72 it did for the women) and at 7,289 yards.
Last year, Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Oklahoma were at 14 over following four rounds of stroke play. This year, it looks like that score could be in play again with the golf course expected to play more difficult as the week goes on.
No team shot under par in the morning wave, though Georgia Tech was able to card an even-par round.
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Here’s a look at what happened during the first round of the men’s NCAA Championship: