Litchfield Park, AZ—The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's golf team made the most of a second chance today at the Pacific West Conference Championship Tournament and, as a result, sit in second place after the first round. A mistake in setting up the course caused what was to have been the first round to be eliminated from the scoring and reduced the tournament from a 54-hole event to a 36-hole event. The Seasiders took advantage by shooting an aggregate 13-over-par 301 to trail only UH-Hilo (293) after the official first round.
The Seasiders did not play well the first time around the par-72 Wigwam course but it was discovered that the tees on three holes were not set properly to begin the competition, which resulted in players playing from different tee locations during the course of the round. PacWest officials and officials from the host school, Grand Canyon, ultimately decided to eliminate the round and the Seasiders took full advantage of the opportunity. Both Grand Canyon and Dixie State trail BYU-Hawaii by a single stroke heading into tomorrow's concluding round.
Individually, Colten Lamb shot a one-over-par 73 to tie for second place individually and lead the Seasiders. Dillon Dudley was one stroke back of Lamb with a 74 to tie for sixth place. Jake Wagstaff is tied for 15th after shooting a 76 and Scott Pickering shot a 78 to tie for 28th place and round out the team scoring. Mike Klem shot an 85 for the Seasiders and is tied for 56th place.
The Pacific West Conference Tournament will conclude tomorrow on the same course in Litchfield Park, Arizona.