VISTA, Calif. – The Cal Lutheran golf team got its spring season underway Monday at the Cal State San Marcos Invite held at Shadowridge Country Club. The Kingsmen competed as five individuals rather than as a team but still combined to shoot 321 during the first round and 326 in the second for a total of 647 (+71).
Okkar Oo led the Kingsmen during the first two rounds firing back-to-back 78s for a total of 156 (+12) and sits in tie for 29th place. The senior moved up three spots from the first round as he recorded seven birdies during the 48 holes. Oo’s birdie total was third most in the field.
Freshman Matt Kemps carried over his strong fall by carding a 79 in both the first and second round. His two round total of 158 (+14) puts him in 36th. Much like Oo, Kemps also poured in a combined seven birdies during the first two rounds.
Cal Lutheran’s primary No. 3 Bobby Griffin finished in a tie for 42nd after back-to-back 80s (160, +16). Griffin excelled on the par-3s, going one-over par on the eight holes and finished with an average score of 3.13.
Austin Martinez shot 84, 89 and Matt Corcoran finished the day with a score of 86 and 89 to round the Kingsmen competing at the Invite.
Cal State San Marcos and Texas Wesleyan tied atop the leaderboard in the team competition after each squad combined for a two round total of 590 (+14). Thane Ringler of the Master’s College and Lewis Simon of UC San Diego are tied for the individual lead after each carded 143s (-1).
CLU will be back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for the final round of the tournament. The first tee time is slated for 8:00 a.m.