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Utah Golf in Fifth After Day One at the Pac-12 Championship

Junior Daniel Engle posts career-low round in back-to-back tournaments.

Junior Daniel Engle posts career-low round in back-to-back tournaments.

April 29, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of Utah golf team sits in fifth after day one at the Pac-12 Conference Championship. The Utes posted a team score of eight-over par 358 in the first round followed by a 371 in the second, for a first-day total of 729 at the Los Angeles Country Club.

All six Utes currently sit in a top-50 position on the individual leaderboard, led by junior Daniel Engle, who is tied for 11th.

Engle carded a career-low three-under par 67 in round one and followed up with a 74 in round two, for a total of 141. He bested his previous career low of one-under 69 that he logged in the second round of the Cowboy Classic, April 9.

Sophomore Brandon Kida is tied for 31st with a six-over par 146 (72-74), while junior Casey Halliday posted a seven-over par 147 (72-75), and is tied for 34th. Junior Benjamin Bankhead registered a 148 (76-72) and is tied for 42nd. In the opening round, Bankhead came within inches of his second hole-in-one of the year, nearly acing the par-three fourth hole.

Sophomore Gentry Hicks sits in 48th with a 149 (73-76), while freshman Jonathon Thomas rounds out the leaderboard for Utah with a 150 (74-76), and is tied for 49th.

Round three will begin Tuesday at 8:00 am PST, and the final round of play will begin Wednesday at 8:00 am PST.

Walk the course with the Utes and follow their progress via live stats at GolfStat.com.

The Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks (tape delay), starting Saturday, May 11, at 12 p.m. MT.



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