K.K. Limbhasut (Cal Athletics photo)
LIHUE, Hawaii (Feb. 18, 2016) -- Even the best of them shoot over par once in a while.
Today "The Beau Show" took a pause as Hossler, the University of Texas star golfer, posted a rare 40 on the front nine before settling down to a 1-under back nine for 75 at Wailua Golf Course.
But hey, that's why it's a team event and Hossler's four Texas teammates shot par or better, giving the team a 4-under 284 today and placing them in the lead by seven at 16-under as the at the 54-hole tournament's 36-hole mark.
The California Golden Bears got big performances today from K.K. Limbhasut (his Thursday 66 is the lowest of the tournament so far) as well as Shotaro Ban, who fired 68.
Limbhasut has the individual lead at 7-under 137. Ban, who won medalist honors here last year, is 3 back at 4-under 140.
FIRST ROUND STORY
LIHUE, Hawaii (Feb. 17, 2016) -- It's good to be a college golfer -- especially if you get to play the John Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii.
And for the University of California golf team, the annual trip hasn't just been sun and fun -- they've come back with the trophy the last five years.
The Golden Bears, however, got a dose of reality today from the Texas Longhorns. Texas posted 12-under over the 6991 yard, par-72 Wailua Golf Course to jump into the lead, counting scores from Beau Hossler (67); Gavin Hall (69); Scottie Scheffler (69) and Doug Ghim (71).
Hossler missed out on a chance to play in the Northern Trust Open after shooting 72 in the Northern Trust Collegiate Showcase at Riviera on Monday. But today he was back in the form that put him on top at the Jones Cup two weeks ago -- he had 5 birdies and no bogeys.
California, at even par 288, was paced by rounds of 70, and 71 by Colin Morikawa and K.K. Limbhasut.
Arizona and Washington State are tied at 2-over 290, and the host University of Hawaii is 291. James Moran-Horton posted 3-under 69 for Hawaii.
ABOUT THE John Burns Intercollegiate
54 hole men's college tournament hosted by
University of Hawaii. Team (best four out of five
players) and individual scoring.
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