GOODYEAR, Ariz. – No. 10/14 BYU-Hawaii men's golf finished the first day of the WNMU Mustang Intercollegiate in first place at Palm Valley Golf Club.
The Seasiders finished at 10 under par to hold a two stroke lead over second place Stanislaus State and a six stroke lead over Colorado School of Mines in third place.
The Seasiders started slow and finished the first round in fourth place, one stroke behind Cal Baptsist. Jacob Godfrey led all players with a 6-under 66 in the first round. Nicolas Herrera was tied for 12th shooting 2 under par. Dalton Stanger and Alex Stulce each tied for No. 54 with a 2-over 74. Federico Clausen had a first round of 76 to round out the team for BYU-Hawaii.
The Seasiders grabbed momentum to begin the second round after Stanger, Herrera, Clausen and Stulce combined for eight birdies on their first three holes of the round and BYU-Hawaii increased its lead to as many as nine strokes.
Herrera had a strong second 18 with a 67 and finished the day in second place individually at 7 under par. Stulce had a strong second round with a birdy on half of his holes on his way to a 4-under 68 to tie Godfrey who for ninth at 2 under par. Dalton Stanger came in 31st at 1 over and Clausen rounded things up coming in at 73rd with an 8 over par.
BYU-Hawaii will tee off for the final round Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. MST at Palm Valley Golf Club.