The UMKC men’s golf team sits in ninth position at 4-under, trailing six top-50 teams, after the opening round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.
Taylor Larsen (Garden City, Kan.) led the Roos in the opening round with a 3-under 69 that featured a trio of birdies on par-5’s and a fourth birdie on the par-4 No. 8, as well as an eagle on the par-4 14th, placing him in a tie for 13th.
McCain Schellhardt (Edmond, Okla.) carded the Roos next lowest score as he sits one shot back of Larsen in a tie for 23rd after a five birdie opening round, including three straight on the par-4’s of Nos. 8-10.
In a tie for 34th at -1 is Paul Foulquie (Paris, France) who shot a first round 71 with five birdies, highlighted by three straight on the par-4’s of Nos. 17 and 1 and the par-5 of No. 18.
No. 55 Francois Lagraulet (Bordeaux, France) closed out an up-and-down first round in a tie for 70th at +2 with four birdies and an eagle on the par-5 11th, while Sam Humphreys (Edmond, Okla.) is tied for 79th at +3 with five birdies, including four on the front nine.
No. 40 Louisville holds the team lead in the event by four shots over No. 36 Missouri and eight shots over No. 50 San Diego State. Individually, there is a four-way tie at -7 atop the leaderboard between the Tigers’ Jamie Stewart, the Aztecs’ Blake Abercrombie, the Cardinals’ Nicolas Plateret and No. 20 UCLA’s Devon Bing.
The Blue & Gold will be back in action again tomorrow when they tee-off at 1 p.m. CT in round two of the tournament.