VICTORIA — Sophomore Ryan Werre is in a tie for seventh place and UTSA is in ninth in the team standings after 18 holes of the Jim West Intercollegiate, which began on Sunday at Victoria Country Club (par 72/6,870 yards).
Werre fired a one-under-par 71 and is in a group of four players who are tied for seventh with 36 holes remaining. The Redcliff, Alberta, native recorded birdies on three consecutive holes en route to a three-under 33 on the back nine to help offset a 38 on the front side.
Junior Stanton Tondre is tied for 21st after shooting a two-over 74, while redshirt freshman Martin Board is tied for 54th after registering a 77. Juniors Taylor Koser and Mitchell Griffin are tied for 57th (78) and 67th (83), respectively. Competing as an individual, freshman Reed Stegall is tied for 16th place after posting a one-over 73.
The Roadrunners carded a 12-over 300 and are two strokes behind Rice for eighth and 16 back of day-one leader Stephen F. Austin (284). Sam Houston State (290), Nicholls (292), Idaho (292) and Houston-Victoria (292) round out the top five.
Stephen F. Austin's Mitchell McLeroy has the day-one lead after turning in a five-under 67, two shots better than his teammate, Stetson McMillan (69).
The second round gets underway at 8 a.m. on Monday.