Mills paces Men's Golf through first day of UNLV Invitational
LAS VEGAS -- Senior Matthew Mills (London, England) sits in an eight way tie for 11th-place and paced the Texas men's golf team to a tie for 11th-place on the leaderboard after the first day of the UNLV Invitational Friday.
The Longhorns finished the first 18 holes with a combined score of 311 and with a 23-over par round currently sit 16 strokes off the pace of the leaders. Texas is tied with Arizona State, who also finished with a score of 311.
Mills shot a two-over par 74 to open the tournament with nines of 36 and 38 to lead UT in the opening round.
The University of Georgia and host UNLV are tied for top honors after the first round with identical team scores of seven-over par 295s. Georgia Tech is in third-place with a nine-over par score of 297, followed by Oklahoma State in fourth-place with an 11-over par 299 and Clemson is in fifth with a 13-over par score of 301.
In a tie for 32nd-place is junior Farren Keenan (Middlesex, England) after an opening round of five-over par 77. Two strokes back in a tie for 42nd-place is sophomore Jace Moore (Southlake, Texas) with a score of 79 on Friday.
Junior Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) and freshman Randy Lowry (Spring, Texas) are tied for 69th-place and round out the five golfers for UT, each with 10-over par 82s in their first 18 holes in the desert.
The team will return to the links to play their second 18 on Saturday, March 11, and the final round will be played on Sunday, March 12.