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NCAA Men's Golf Championship 2011: Cal Struggles on Day One, Georgia Tech Takes Early Lead

Day one of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship is in the books, at the California Golden Bears didn’t exactly play their best. The team currently sits tied for 15th place out of the 30 teams involved with a +12 overall score of 300 after the first day of play at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Two of Cal’s five man team shot in the 80’s on day one with Eric Mina shooting a +12 84 and Ben An a +9 81. Low round on the team today was Michael Weaver’s -1 par 71, while Max Homa and Stephen Hale shot 73 and 75 respectfully. The Bears haven’t completely played their way out of it, but they certainly are close, and will need to shoot some red numbers on Wednesday if they want to stay in contention.

Georgia Tech is in the lead at -5 par as a team with UCLA right behind them at -2 par, the only two teams to shoot under par on day one. Gerogia Tech’s James White shot -5 par 67, sitting atop the individual leaderboard, followed by Texas A&M’s Cameron Peck at -4 and Augusta State’s Patrick Reed and San Diego State’s J.J. Spaun at -3 par. U.C. Davis’ Matt Hansen qualified as an individual, shooting a +1 par 73 on day one, tied for 34th place overall.

Full leaderboard can be found here.

The second round of stroke play begins at 7 a.m. CT Wednesday morning, so make sure to keep with SB Nation Bay Area for complete coverage of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.