SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -
The UC San Diego men's golf team currently sits in tie for fifth place after carding a 298 in the opening round of the 2012 Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Classic at the Arrowhead Country Club.
The Tritons were tied with Cal State Dominguez Hills and Central Oklahoma at 18-over par through one full round of play, with both squads trailing leader Chico State by 13 strokes heading into the second round. 36 holes were scheduled for Monday, but inclement weather forced the suspension of play before Round 2 was completed.
The second round will resume at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, pending course conditions, with the third and final round to follow in the afternoon.
Freshman Marc Herrmann carded a 73 on the par-70, 6,537-yard layout to lead the way for UCSD in the opening round. He is currently tied with nine other players for 11th place on the individual leader board.
Austin Shuxiao, Lewis Simon and Skyler Mednick all carded 75s for a share of 30th place, while Jacob Williams fired a 77 and currently sits in a tie for 51st place.
Chico State wrapped up the opening round at 5-over par, 285 to take a six-stroke lead over second Grand Canyon (291). Cal State Stanislaus was third with a 293, followed by the University of Redlands in fourth at 297.
UCSD, CSUDH and Central Oklahoma were just one stroke out of fourth place.
Redlands' Jeremy Sanders carded a 67 in the first round to grab hold of the individual lead, claiming a one-stroke edge over Kyle Chappell (68) of Dixie State. Three players were tied for third after firing even 70s.
Despite the blustery conditions, the Tritons' 298 is their second lowest round of the season, matching their 298 to kickoff the Sonoma State Invitational back in November.