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Greaser’s Opening 64 Leads Men’s Golf To Top Spot In Las Vegas

Greaser's Opening 64 Leads Men's Golf To Top Spot In Las Vegas

Austin Greaser made seven birdies and an eagle and finished his round with an 8-under-par 64 to earn a share of the individual lead and help the University of North Carolina take a seven-shot advantage after 18 holes Sunday at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas.
The fourth-ranked Tar Heels shot 17-under 271, their second-best round of the season. They lead 14th-ranked Pepperdine by seven shots. No. 16 Texas and No. 11 Florida are tied for third at 5 under and No. 7 Illinois is fifth at 3 under.
All five Tar Heels shot par or better in the opening round. Greaser shot 64, which tied his second-best collegiate round, Dylan Menante shot 4-under 68, David Ford had a 69, Ryan Burnett shot 70 and Peter Fountain posted an even-par 72.
Greaser began his round with an eagle 3 on the par-5, 620-yard third hole. He birdied four, five, six and eight to make the turn with a 6-under-par 30. The Vandalia, Ohio, native birdied 13 to go 7 under before making his only bogey of the day on the 14th hole. He finished his round with birdies on 17 and 18 to shoot 64.
Greaser is tied with Florida’s Yuxin Lin and Pepperdine’s Sam Choi at 8 under.
In other competition this weekend, UNC senior Kenan Poole shot 73-71 to finished tied for fourth place at even-par 144 in the NC State Wolfpack Invitational at the Lonnie Poole Golf Club in Raleigh.


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