The No. 2 Oregon men’s golf team shot a record breaking 30-under 254 in their opening round at the par-71 Ka’anapali Classic on Friday.
Oregon’s previous single round record was 17-under 267, set in 2009, but this performance shattered that record by 13 strokes, a notable margin of improvement for the nation’s newest elite golf program.
Obviously, all of Oregon’s golfers were on point today. Brandon McIver led the entire field with a 9-under 62, the best single round scorecard for a Duck since 2010. Jonathan Woo finished the first round in a three-way tie for second at 8-under 63, while Zach Foushee finished right behind Woo at 7-under 64. Freshmen Hurly Long and Aaron Wise finished at 6-under 65 and 5-under 66 respectively to round out the scorecard.
North Florida sits 15 strokes behind Oregon in second place, putting the Ducks in prime position to win their fourth straight event and potentially move into the No. 1 ranking.
Play resumes tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT at the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course.
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