Dart leads Utah Valley after Round 1 at El Macero

WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM Junior Michael Dart is tied for 20th after 18 holes
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM
Junior Michael Dart is tied for 20th after 18 holes
WOLVERINEGREENDOTCOM

April 18, 2014

Round 1 Results

EL MACERO, Calif. -- A team score of 311 pits the Utah Valley University men's golf team in 11th place after Friday's opening round at the El Macero Classic. Junior Michael Dartled UVU with a two-over 74, ending the day in a tie for 20th on the individual leaderboard.

"Today was rough," said Utah Valley head coach Chris Curran. "We put ourselves in trouble off the tee and couldn't get the speed of the greens. We need to put together a good round tomorrow."

The Wolverines' team score of 311 is just a stroke better than 12th place Boise State and trails 10th-place, and fellow WAC member Seattle U, by six shots. Tournament co-host UC Davis holds the top spot after day one with a 283, followed closely by reigning champion Cal State Fullerton at 285. Rounding out the top-five are Nevada (293) and Sacramento State (293) -- tied for third -- and Colorado State (297) and WAC member Grand Canyon (297) -- tied for fifth.

Idaho (301), the final WAC team competing in El Macero this weekend, is in eighth place.

Brayden Eriksen turned in the only other sub-80 round for Utah Valley on Friday, carding a four-over 76 to tie for 33rd. Freshman JT Timmons shot an even 80 while Preston Richards carded an 81. Corey Eccles finished the day with an 83.

Round two of the El Macero Classic gets underway Saturday morning at the El Macero Golf Club. The third and final round will be played Sunday. Live scoring for both days' play is available through Golfstat.