KONA, Hawaii -- Jhonattan Vegas helped put the University of Texas men's golf team in sixth place after Day 1 of the University of Hawaii Hilo Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course in Kona, Hawaii Wednesday.
Vegas shot a first round and season low round of 67 with nines of 36 and 31 to sit in a tie for seventh place after the first round of play on the Big Island.
Georgia Tech is in first place after the first round with a score of 268 (-16), followed by Big 12 foe Oklahoma State in second with a 12-under par 272. Southern California is in third with a score of 274 (-10), Hawaii is in fourth with a nine-under 275 and Pepperdine rounds out the top five with a seven-under par 277.
Texas sits in a tie for sixth place with Washington and Oklahoma with a five-under par score of 279.
Jeff Bell is second on the team and tied for 21st place with a first round and three-under par 69. In the last four tournament rounds, he has shot three below par rounds and is averaging 72.2 on the first day of a tournament, despite back-to-back 69s in UT's last two outings.
Third on the team in a tie for 34th place is Jace Moore with a first round total of two-under par 70, his lowest opening and single round of the season.
Matthew Mills is next for UT and sits in a tie for 74th place with a first round one-over par 73, followed by Farren Keenan who is 97th after Day 1 with a four-over par score of 76.
The team will return to the links to play their second 18 on Thursday Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. and the final round will start at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 10.