EUGENE, Ore. — Sacramento State junior Owen Taylor shot 73 during the first round of the NCAA Eugene Regional on Thursday at Eugene Country Club and is tied for 30th place.
Taylor started his first postseason round on the first hole with a par before bogeying the par-3 second. Two pars were followed by a double bogey on the par-3 fifth hole which took him to 3-over. Taylor immediately earned those two strokes back with n eagle on the 545-yard par-5 sixth hole. He closed his front nine with a birdie on No. 8 and consecutive bogeys on the par-4 eighth and ninth.
The San Juan Capistrano, Calif., native played the back nine even. He started with birdies on the par-4 10th and 11th before a bogey on the par-3 12th. A birdie on the par-5 13th was trailed by a bogey on the par-4 14th and a double bogey on the par-4 15th. He ended his day a birdie on the par-4 16th and two pars on Nos. 17 and 18.
Overall, Taylor played the four par-3 holes at 4-over par but was 3-under par on the two par-5 holes.
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers holds the individual lead after shooting a 4-under par round of 66. He is trailed by Chris Robb of Chattanooga and Kyle Westmoreland of Air Force who each shot 67.
The tournament continues on Friday with the second of three rounds. Taylor will be paired with Ben Krueger of Northern Colorado and Pete Fernandez of UC Irvine. The trio will start at 10:12 a.m. on the 10th hole.
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