Torano In the Heat After Round One
Junior within stroking distance of individual big to NCAA Championships.
May 16, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. -- With temperatures hitting 101 degrees at the 2013 NCAA Southwest Region hosted by Arizona State at Karsten Golf Course, individual scores remained just as hot as 27 of the 75 players shot par or better. Just one stroke behind that group is LMU junior Tyler Torano, who opened the regional with a one-over 71.
Torano, playing as an individual, is in a 14-way tie for 28th at plus-one. Torano was sitting a two-under entering the final four holes, but finished three-over to finish with a 71. Holes 18 and 16 finished as the two toughest on the course, playing +0.53 and +0.49 over par, respectively.
Dustin Korte of Austin Peay State and Pontus Widegren of UCLA are tied for the lead at six under. The field features 16 of the top-100 golfers in the nation.
The second round begins at 7:30 for the field, with Torano going off in the second to last three-some, group 24 at 9:23 am. He will start on hole 10.