Golden Bears Top Leaderboard After Round 1 as Cal's Aaron Du Ties Tournament Record Score for 18 Holes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 10, 2023 - Scores were low on a near perfect day for the first round of the 76th Western Intercollegiate presented by Titleist at Pasatiempo Golf Club.

University of California’s Aaron Du tied the tournament record as the third player in Western Intercollegiate history to shoot a 7-under-par 63 to sit atop the leaderboard. He finished with six birdies and one eagle. The Golden Bears are in first place on the team leaderboard after shooting a 334 (-16).

They lead the 22nd-ranked Oregon Ducks by one stroke (334) and the No. 8 Stanford Cardinal by four strokes (339).

No. 9 Pepperdine was the final team to come in under par with a 345 (-5).

Individually, Michael Thorbjornsen from Stanford posted the only bogey-free round of the day with a 6-under-par 64.

Greg Solhaug from Oregon also shot a 64 to sit one stroke back.

Oregon’s Owen Avrit sits in fourth alone after a 5-under-par 65, and there are four players tied for fifth place at -4.

76th Western Intercollegiate presented by Titleist

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

April 10, 2023
Round 1:

Team scores

1. California 334
2. Oregon 335
3. Stanford 339
4. Pepperdine 345
T5. Colorado State 352
T5. BYU 352
7. UNLV 353
T8. Southern California 354
T8. UC Irvine 354
T8. San José State 354
T11. Washington 355
T11. San Diego State 355
13. Arizona 356
Hawai‘i 366

Leading individuals

1. Aaron Du, California 63
T2. Michael Thorbjornsen, Stanford 64
T2. Gregory Solhaug, Oregon 64
4. Owen Avrit, Oregon 65
T5. Sampson Zheng, California 66
T5. Sam Choi, Pepperdine 66
T5. Keanu Akina, BYU 66
T5. Filip Jakubcik, Arizona 66
T9. Davis Bryant, Colorado State 67
T9. Jeewon Park, California 67
T9. Darien Zhao, UC Irvine 67
T9. Daniel Heo, California 67