Welch in 69th, Oklahoma 2nd After Day 1 of Thunderbird Collegiate
Patrick Welch in a tie for 69th after day one of the Thunderbird Collegiate at Papago Golf Course in Arizona.
Welch posted a 73 in the first 18 and 76 in the second 18 to fall into a tie with multiple other players.
Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners are in second place, two shots behind first place Arizona State and one shot ahead of rival Oklahoma State.
After a 73 in the first 18, Welch’s second 18 was a bit of a rollercoaster.
After birding the 2nd and ninth holes to post two-under on the front nine, Welch’s day got a bit crazy on the second nine.
The former Classical star bogeyed the 11th hole, made an eight on the par-4 12th hole, birdied the 13th hole, bogeyed the 14th hole and took a seven on the par-5 15th hole to shoot 42 on the back and 76 overall.