SAN ANTONIO, Texas — TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course, one of the toughest on the PGA TOUR, showed its teeth today and a cold, windy day led to just one of the 116 teams being under par after one day one of the 11th annual Cabo Collegiate at TPC San Antonio.
Host and No. 31 Arkansas is tied for seventh, posting a 13-over-par 301 on the par 72, 7.034-yard track. Oklahoma leads the 116-team field, featuring 12 of the top 30 teams in the country.
The Sooners, ranked seventh, turned in a 1-under-par 287 and leads second place #15 Texas A&M (297) by 10 strokes.
Texas, ranked 10th, and Florida State, ranked fourth are tied for third (298).
Rounding out the top 10 are No. 8 Oklahoma State (299), No. 27 Baylor (300), Arkansas (301), No. 2 Arizona State (301), California (302) and top-ranked Arizona (305).
Only four players broke par on day one. Patrick Walsh (Oklahoma) carded a 3-under 69 to lead after 18 holes.
A trio of players are tied for second at -1 including John Pak (Florida State), Johnny Keefer (Baylor) and Pierceson Coody (Texas).
The winner of this year’s event will earn an exemption to play on the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open on the same course at the end of the month.
Tyson Reeder leads Arkansas after round one. The graduate senior it tied for eighth after a 1-over-par round. Reeder stood at 3-over after a double on the par-3, 13th but rallied with birdies on holes 14 and 17 to record his 73.
Julian Perico, the 20th-ranked player in the nation, and Mason Overstreet are tied for 21st after each turned in an opening-round, 3-over-par 75.
Segundo Oliva Pinto is one stroke behind Perico and Overstreet and the junior is tied for 57th. William Buhl is T77 and Manuel Lozada, playing as an individual, is T86 to round out the Razorback contingent.
Round two of three of the Cabo Collegiate is set for Tuesday. The 54-hole event will conclude Wednesday.
Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.