Western Intercollegiate Round 1 Suspended Due To Darkness

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 12, 2022 - The first round of the 75th Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf and Titleist was suspended due to darkness Monday with three groups still on the course. The opening round was played in rainy and blistery conditions throughout the day at the Pasatiempo Golf Club.

The final three groups will finish their final hole, No. 18, prior to the start of their second round.

Eighth-ranked Pepperdine leads the team standings at 18-over par with all six golfers still on the course. Ninth-ranked Texas holds the clubhouse lead at 21-over 371 followed by sixth-ranked Washington (373), California (374), and host San José State (376).

Individually, four golfers are tied for the lead at even par 70.

Competing in the second group of the day, San José State’s Nick Watts posted 70 for the clubhouse lead. The freshman, who is also competing as an individual, shot even par on both nines and saw his round hold up the rest of the day as conditions worsened.

Pierceson Coody of Texas, the 13th-ranked golfer nationally, also shot 70. He made the turn at 3-under par after an eagle on the par-5, No. 9 before going bogey, double, bogey over his next three holes. He finished his final six holes in 1-under par.

Colorado State’s Rasmus Hjelm also carded even par with a round that included four birdies and four bogeys. The sophomore was 1-under through 12 before finishing +1 over his final six holes.

Pepperdine’s Dylan Menante is also even par through 17 holes. Seven other golfers are two strokes off the lead. Defending champion Joe Highsmith of Pepperdine is 3-over with one hole to play.

75th Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf and Titleist

Pasatiempo Golf Club, Santa Cruz, Calif.
6,615 yards, par 70

April 11, 2022
Round 1:

Team scores

Pepperdine +18 (17)
Texas 371
Washington 373
California 374
San José State 376
San Diego State 379
Colorado State 380
T8. Oregon 381
T8. Arizona 381
Southern California 384
Brigham Young 386
UC Irvine 389
Stanford +40 (17)
Hawai‘i 395

Leading individuals

T1. Pierceson Coody, Texas 70
T1. Rasmus Hjelm, Colorado State 70
T1. Nick Watts, San José State (Ind.) 70
T1. Dylan Menante, Pepperdine E (17)
T5. Krando Nishiba, Southern Cal 71
T5. Kristopher Stiles, San José State 71
T7. Matthew Heitel, San José State 72
T7. Noah Woosley, Washington 72
T7. Chase Sienkiewicz, Arizona 72
T7. Justin Hastings, San Diego State 72
T7. Simon Kwon, California 72

Ind. – played as an individual