When: March 1, 2020
What: 2020 Cabo Collegiate
Where: Cove Club (par 71, 6,807 yards) – Cabo Del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Rapid Recap and Scoring/Pairings: www.golfstat.com
Oklahoma State’s attempt to win its fourth consecutive title at the Cabo Collegiate was challenged strongly by Arizona and Baylor as that trio of teams shares the first-round lead at 6-under-par 278.
Arizona State is fourth and three strokes back at 281, followed by Vanderbilt and Florida State in a tie for fifth at 282.
“I really like what saw,” said Oklahoma State coach Allan Bratton. “Cabo suits us and we’ve had some success the last few years….Our guys took care of their ball. Through 12 or 13 holes, we had five of our six guys who hadn’t made a bogey. I really like that.”
The Cowboys won the title at Querencia Golf Club in its three other appearances in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Brian Stark led Oklahoma State with a 3-under 68 and defending medalist Austin Eckroat shot 2-under 69.
“It was nice to have our freshman Brian Stark be our low score today,” Bratton said. “He’s been getting better and better as the year goes. It’s good for him to lead us and that’s what we need from everybody. Be ready to be the low guy.”
Trevor Werbylo of Arizona posted the day’s best individual round with seven birdies against two bogeys for 5-under-par 66.
“We felt good on the course and had a good day of practice” said Arizona coach Jim Anderson of his team’s second appearance in Cabo. “It’s a beautiful course where hitting the green is important. Trevor did not surprise us. He is very comfortable on courses like this. His game travels us. He carried us.”
Werbylo, a junior from Tucson, agreed with his coach about his comfort level.
“It is similar to our course in Arizona,” said Werbylo. “I think it might be new to some other teams to see desert golf, but I felt comfortable. I liked the course today and yesterday, so I had confidence coming into today.”
Blake Wagoner of Arizona State trails Werbylo by one stroke after a 67
Coach Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State
Coach Jim Anderson, Arizona
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Link to photos: https://clients.dinogomez.com/cabo-collegiate-2020
Links to post-round Q&A videos:
Blake Wagoner, Arizona State (player)
Daulet Tuleubayev (player)
Trevor Werbylo, Arizona (player)
Jim Anderson, Arizona (coach)
Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State