– Redshirt junior John Barone
carded a two-under 70 to lead Temple Golf in the first round at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite Thursday. The Owls are tied for 16th
overall among the 20 competing teams at the three-day tournament held at the par-72, 7,082-yard The Reserve at Spanos Park Golf Course.
Keys to the Match
> Barone was four-under at the turn after carding an eagle and two birdies before posting two bogeys on the back nine. He is tied for 17th
, five shots off the lead.
> Junior Trey Wren
was next for the Owls and tied for 62nd
overall among the 112 golfers with a two-over 74.
> Freshman Dawson Anders
recovered from a triple and double bogey on consecutive holes to birdy twice in his back nine to shoot a three-over 75.
> Freshman Liam McGrath
(76) and junior Sam Soeth
(80) rounded out the Temple squad.
> Santa Clara leads the field with a one-under 279. They are two shots better than BYU (281) and three ahead of Denver (282). The Owls are 16 strokes off the pace with a 295 score.
> Grand Canyon's Filip Lundell leads the field with a seven-under 65. Six golfers are three shots behind and tied for second.
> The Owls continue play Friday with the second of three rounds at the Visit Stockton Pacific Invite.