The University of Hawaii at Hilo was in 10th place after Monday’s first round at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf South Central/West Regional in Dupont, Wash.
The tournament is being played at The Home Course, which measures 7,138 yards.
The Vulcans, under head coach Earl Tamiya, shot 290 and are 11 strokes behind tournament leader Cal State Monterey Bay (279). CS-Monterey Bay is followed by Western Washington (283), Abilene Christian (287), Grand Canyon and Cal State Stanislaus (288), Chico State, Colorado-Colorado Springs, Dallas Baptist and Midwestern State (289), and UHH.
Vulcans Dalen Yamauchi and Jamie Hall carded 70s and were tied for 11th place at 2-under-par. UHH’s Chris Shimomura was at even-par 72 and tied for 25th place; Corey Kozuma finished at 6-over-par 78 and was tied for 92nd place, while Kyeton Littel was tied for 100th place at 7-over-par 79.
Dallas Baptist’s Kyle Beard led all individuals with at 6-under-par 66 in an impressive first round.