Tech shoots 5-Under in first spring round in Hawai'i

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Waikoloa, Hawai'i -- Bo Andrews fired a 3-under-par 69 and two other Georgia Tech players broke par Wednesday as the 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets shot a 5-under-par 283 and stand in fifth place after the opening round of the Amer Ari Invitational.

Andrews, a junior from Raleigh, N.C., birdied five holes and bogeyed two and is tied for 10th individually. Richard Werenski and freshman Michael Hines each shot 1-under 71 in a day when scoring conditions were excellent on the Kings' Course at the Waikoloa Resort. Anders Albertson provided the fourth counting score for Tech with an even-par 72.

Tech's 5-under-par total is six strokes behind fourth-ranked UCLA and TCU, who posted 11-under-par team totals of 277. No. 2 Texas is in third place at 9-under 279, followed by No. 7 Washington (-8) and No. 25 Auburn (-7). Nine of the nation's top 30 teams are in the 20-team field.

"Conditions were great for scoring today," said Tech coach Bruce Heppler. "We left some out there throughout the day, but did some good things for the first round of the spring. I was pleased with their attitude the entire day and we're looking forward to the next two days."

TCU has the top two players on the individual leaderboard, with Daniel Jennevret coming in at 5-under 67 for a one shot lead over teammate Eli Cole (68). The Bruins have three players - Pedro Figueiredo, Manav Shah and Pontus Widegren - in a group of seven other players tied with Cole for second place.

Andrews and three others are tied for 10th. Ollie Schniederjans shot 75 Wednesday and failed to count, while freshman Shun Yat Hak carded a 71 competing as an individual and is in a group of 16 players, including Werenski and Hines, tied for 23rd place.

The second round begins at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time Thursday in a shotgun start.

AMER ARI INVITATIONAL
Waikoloa, Hawai'i, Kings' Course
First-Round Results

TEAM STANDINGS
T1 TCU 277 -11
T1 UCLA 277 -11
3 Texas 279 -9
4 Washington 280 -8
5 Auburn 281 -7
6 Georgia Tech 283 -5
7 Texas Tech 284 -4
T8 Stanford 287 -1
T8 Oregon 287 -1
10 Oklahoma State 288 E
11 Oregon State 289 +1
T12 Southern California 291 +3
T12 Arizona State 291 +3
T14 Hawaii-Hilo 293 +5
T14 Osaka Gakuin University 293 +5
16 Colorado 295 +7
17 San Jose State 296 +8
T18 Hawaii 298 +10
T18 UC Davis 298 +10
20 CSU-Stanislaus 307 +19

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
1 Daniel Jennevret TCU 67 -5
T2 David Fink Oregon State 68 -4
T2 Eli Cole TCU 68 -4
T2 Pontus Widegren UCLA 68 -4
T2 Pedro Figueiredo UCLA 68 -4
T2 Chris Williams Washington 68 -4
T2 Jonathan Woo Oregon 68 -4
T2 Clement Sordet Texas Tech 68 -4
T2 Manav Shah UCLA 68 -4
T10 Brandon Stone Texas 69 -3
T10 Cody Gribble Texas 69 -3
T10 Steven Kearney Stanford 69 -3
T10 Bo Andrews Georgia Tech 69 -3

GEORGIA TECH SCORES
T10 Bo Andrews -3 69 69
T23 Richard Werenski -1 71 71
T23 Michael Hines -1 71 71
T39 Anders Albertson E 72 72
T78 Ollie Schniederjans +3 75 75

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