Blake Wagoner just made an early case for round of the year.
Playing as an individual this week for the Sun Devils, the senior signed for an opening-round 9-under 63 on Tuesday to take the early lead at the Amer Ari Invitational at Hapuna Golf Course in Waimea, Hawaii.
Wagoner put the college-golf world on 59 watch after making birdie on six of his opening seven holes. The Cornelius, North Carolina, native made a pair of pars to make the turn at 6-under 30 and added two more pars to start his back nine.
Additional birdies on Nos. 12, 14, 16 and 17 and his lone bogey of the day on the par-4 18th propelled Wagoner to the top of the leaderboard, three shots clear of Washington’s Noah Woolsey at 6 under.
Rankings: Men’s team | Men’s individual
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Fellow Sun Devils David Puig and Cameron Sisk, as well as Georgia Tech’s Connor Howe and Hawaii’s Isaiah Kanno, are all T-3 at 5 under.
Georgia Tech leads the team competition at 14 under, followed by Arizona State (-13), USC (-8), Washington (-3) and San Jose State (-1).
Second-round action continues on Wednesday followed by Thursday’s third and final round.
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