Cal up by five at Tavistock Collegiate Invitational
Collin Morikawa
Collin Morikawa
WINDERMERE, Fla. — The California Golden Bears jumped out to a five-shot lead at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational. Shooting 9-under par 279 on day one at Isleworth Country Club, the Bears were paced by this year's Trans-Mississippi Championship winner Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., who carded 67 in the first round.

The true freshman birdied his last four holes of the day to move ahead of two 68s on the board, Max Rotluff of Arizona State and Dylan Meyer of Illinois.

Cal also received solid opening rounds from Shotaro Ban (69) and Walker Huddy (70).

The second-place Gamecocks posted 4-under 284 and were led by senior standout Matt NeSmith, who has two huge wins in 2015 — the SEC Championship and the Players Amateur.

Will Starke and Keenan Huskey shot 71 for South Carolina and are tied for ninth place.

The defending champion Florida State Seminoles are not in the field this year, as they chose to play in the U.S. Collegiate Tournament, which concluded Sunday afternoon at The Golf Club of Georgia. Florida State finished five strokes back in fourth place.

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54 hole men's college tournament co-hosted by the University of Central Florida and Texas Tech University.

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Results For Tavistock Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1SpainJon RahmSpain90071-70-69=210
2GermanyMax RottluffGermany54068-70-74=212
3ILNick HardyNorthbrook, IL27073-71-69=213
T4SwedenHannes RonnebladSweden27074-72-68=214
T4NCWill GordonDavidson, NC27071-71-72=214

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