Sandy Scott not at his best but his 74 counts
for Texas Tech at Las Vegas
By COLIN FARQUHARSON
Sandy Scott from Nairn, a freshman at Texas Tech, shot a two-over-par 74 in the first round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate at Southern Highlands, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sandy's score was the third best in the Texas Tech team of five and he is T40 in a field of 80 students.
The Scot, pictured, was promoted to the first team after he outscored the chosen team of five in a college event in which he was fielded as an individual, i.e. his score did not count for the team.
Sandy started at the 10th at the Las Vegas three-round event on Monday and was three over after nine holes with a double bogey 6 at the 15th the biggest blot on his card.
He had one birdie in his first nine, at the short 12th, but he dropped other shots with bogeys at the 10th, 13th and 18th for a score of three-over 39 for holes 10 to 18.
Scott played more like we know he can play with one-under-par 36 for his second nine, holes 1 to nine. He birdied the fourth and fifth but bogeyed the ninth for 35.
Leading the field over the 7,374yd course (par 72) is Colin Morikawa (California) with a six-under 66.
Lying second on 67 is the world's top ranked amateur, Maverick McNealy (Stanford).
Southern California (278) are leading the 15 teams with a first-round total of 278 - three ahead of Stanford.
Texas Tech (293) are currently 11th of the 15th,
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