Utah State's Tanner Higham Tied for First Following Opening Round of Southern Utah Hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational
Feb. 11, 2013
ST. GEORGE, Utah -
Utah State's Tanner Higham is currently tied for first-place with a 2-under 70 after the opening round of the Southern Utah hosted Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational held here at the Sunbrook Golf Club on Monday.
Utah State currently sits tied for fourth-place in the 14-team field with a 10-over 298. College of Charleston has a six-shot lead after the first round with a 2-under 286. Joining Higham at the top of the leader board is Charleston's Alex Ellis, Cal Poly's Camden Price and BYU's Stephen Archibald.
Higham, a junior from Shelley, Idaho began the tournament with a 1-over 37 on the front nine before carding a 3-under 33 on the back nine. Overall, Higham led the field with a score of 3-under on the par-3's to go along with one eagle during his round.
Freshman Seokwon Jeon (Salt Lake City, Utah) finished one shot behind Higham for Utah State and is currently tied for fifth-place with a 1-under 71 (33-38). Senior Kris Sayer (Idaho Falls, Idaho) is tied for 36th after carding a 4-over 76 (38-38), junior Zach Waxler (Casper, Wyo.) is tied for 79th with a 9-over 81 (43-38), and freshman Reed Platke (Whitefish, Mont.) is tied for 88th after carding a 12-over 84 (43-41).
Utah State also has two players competing as individuals in the tournament as senior Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) is tied for 19th at 2-over 74 (38-36) and sophomore Ryan Pearson (Pocatello, Idaho) is tied for 95th with a 21-over 93 (47-46).
Teams will tee off on Tuesday, February 12 in the final round of the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational beginning at 10 a.m. (MT). USU will be paired with players from Utah Valley and Idaho.
TEAM RESULTS 1. College of Charleston - 286 (-2) 2. Seattle - 292 (+4) 3. Cal Poly - 294 (+6) 4. UTAH STATE - 298 (+10) 4. Denver - 298 (+10)