Cats go low after their turn to open Isleworth Collegiate


WINDERMERE, Florida – Behind a blisteringly weak performance on the back nine on Sunday, the No. 24 men’s golf from Arizona settled into a tie for sixth in the first round at Isleworth Collegiate. The best four rounds of the day for Arizona were an impressive par 9 under after the turn after a par 13 over up front. Senior Chase Sienkiewicz went 4 under par on the back nine to end his first day tied for 10e at 2 cents.

“I was really proud of how our team reacted to a slow start in the morning,” the head coach said. jim anderson. “We were really locked in as a team in the afternoon setting us up for another great day tomorrow in round two. I can’t wait to see us score more low scores tomorrow, especially with some key tweaks to the first nine.”

The Wildcats’ 22-stroke difference after Sunday’s turn gave them the best nine backs of all 15 teams.

Behind Sienkiewicz in the rankings is Sam Sommerhauser who enters Monday’s second round at 2-over in a tie for 23rd place after sinking three birdies and six pars on the back nine on Sunday. First-year student Zach Pollo sits one shot behind Sommerhauser to give Arizona a third top 30 for the first round.

Arizona is part of a pack of nine teams separated by seven shots in the standings after one round, chasing Auburn who lead the pack at under 15.