May 20, 2011
Big Ten men's golf competed in Round 1 of NCAA Regionals on Thursday, with three conference teams holding spots in the top five at the Indiana Regional through 18 holes. Illinois leads the way at the regional, taking control of first place. Michigan follows closely in a tie for second, while Iowa holds fifth place through Round 1.
The Fighting Illini posted a 7-under 277 as a team on day one, while the Wolverines shot a 6-under 278. The Hawkeyes totaled a 1-over 285. Indiana sits in ninth place in its home regional, posting a 9-over 293 through 18 holes.
Four Big Ten golfers sit in a seven-way tie for first place individually at the Indiana Regional as Iowa's Chris Brant, Illinois' Scott Langley and Michigan's Jack Schultz and Matt Thompson each carded a 3-under 68 in the first round. The Illini's Luke Guthrie also earned a spot in the top 10 after the first day, firing a 2-under 69.
Purdue enters Round 2 at the Arizona Regional in 11th place while Ohio State sits in a tie for 11th in the San Diego Regional. Penn State's T.J. Howe closed the first round in a tie for eighth individually after posting a 1-over 73. Northwestern's first round at the Colorado Regional was suspended due to lightning.
Friday's second round tees off at 8 a.m. local time. Click the Regional Championships Links tab at the top of the page for live scoring and updates throughout the regionals.