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Idaho Athletics | May 16, 2016

Idaho, Florida tied for early lead at Kohler Regional

  Idaho's Daniel Sutton and Ryan Porch are among four players tied for the individual lead.

KOHLER, Wis. -- The University of Idaho made the most of every opportunity and shot to the top of the leaderboard during the first round of the NCAA Kohler Regional at Blackwolf Run – Meadow Valley.

“We were able to take advantage of some scoring holes on our second nine,” said coach David Nuhn, whose team is tied for the lead with 16th-ranked Florida. Both opened with five-under 283s. No. 10 Florida State is one stroke back at 284 with No. 45 Kent State fourth at 288 and No. 4 Illinois fifth at 289.

“We settled down and did what we do best – finish strong and grind.”

Junior Ryan Porch and sophomore Daniel Sutton were the leaders for Idaho and are among four players tied for the lead with three-under 69s. Sophomore Ian Kim shot an even-par 72 and is tied for 16th, while freshman Jake Scarrow is tied for 27th at one-over 73. Senior Rylee Iacolucci is tied for 62nd with a four-over 76.

The Vandals finished the day as the scoring leader on the par-3s – shooting even par on them. They’re also the birdie leader after combining for 19 – one better than the 18 posted by Florida State and Arkansas State. Porch is tied for the scoring lead on the par-4s after going three-under on them during a bogey-free day, while Sutton is four-under on the par-5s to tie for the lead in that statistical category.

A difference maker, Nuhn said, was on the greens.

“The guys putted really well today,” he said. “I saw a lot of made putts. That’s really going to be a benefit down the road.”
The top four teams advance to the NCAA Championship, which is May 27-June 1 at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club.


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