MILTON, Ga. – Playing on college golf’s biggest stage with a national title on the line, senior Rodolfo Cazaubon didn’t shrink from the challenge. Cazaubon delivered a 2-under par score of 68 and he sits in a tie for eighth place after the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.
Cazaubon, going after the individual national championship, is in a prime position after the first 18 holes as he was one of only 20 players to post a score under par in the field of 156 players.
Jon Rahm of Arizona State set a course record at the Capital City Club Crabapple course with a 9-under par 61 and he holds the overall individual lead after the first round. He holds a four shot lead heading into the second round.
Cazaubon got off to a roaring start as he was 3-under par through the first five holes. He birdied two, four and five to get to 3-under. He remained at 3-under until posting his first bogey of the day on the 12th hole. He bounced back with his fourth birdie of the day on the 16th hole, but gave the stroke back with his only other bogey on the 17th hole.
Cazaubon had the lowest score among the six players that are playing national championship as individuals.
He continues his quest for a national title tomorrow as he tees off at 8 a.m. on the 10th tee. Live scoring can be found at www.ncaa.com.