Kasten Leads Tech in First Round at Prestige|
Texas Tech is tied for 10th after the first round.
Feb. 17, 2014
LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Texas Tech freshman Corbin Kasten birdied three times on the back nine with no bogeys en route to an even-par 71 as Texas Tech ended the day in a tie for 10th after the first round of The Prestige at PGA West.
The No. 42 Red Raiders finished with an 8-over 292 and are just two shots back of No. 31 Arizona State and six shots behind No. 17 Washington. No. 11 Stanford leads all teams at 15-under (269).
Kasten, tied for 15th individually, matched his three bogeys on the front nine with birdies on 12, 16 and 17 for a 3-under 33 on the second nine. He was one of only four players to birdie par-3 17th in the 71-person field.
Henry Todd, Tech's low scorer in Hawaii last week, found himself 4-over through six holes before picking up back-to-back birdies on Nos. 8 and 9. He would birdie two more times on 12 and 14 before suffering a double bogey on the final hole for a 3-over 74.
Matias Dominguez may have had the most up-and-down day though in terms of birdies and pars on Monday. The junior had eight pars, seven birdies, two bogeys and three double-bogeys on his way to a 1-over 72.
Freshman Hannes Ronneblad, playing as an individual this week, carded 15 pars to end his first round in a tie for 37th at 3-over par.
Tech will begin the second round at 11 a.m. PST (1 p.m. CST) on Tuesday and will play alongside No. 23 UCLA and No. 22 USC. Fans can keep up with the team each day with live scoring updates at www.golfstat.com.