MG: Mason, Galliford tied for 9th at Querencia Cabo
March 2, 2014
Mason and Galliford both carded 1-over-par 72s at Los Cabos Querencia, leaving the UTA duo four shots off the lead. Houston's Roman Robledo is the outright leader after an opening 3-under 68.
"I thought we did a lot of positive things out there," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "Galliford birdied his last hole, Argento birdied his last hole, Mason birdied his next-to-last hole and everyone competed to the end for every shot."
Tournament host SMU and Houston are tied for the lead in the 14-team field after posting 288s. No. 1 Alabama is six shots back. Vanderbilt spent a portion of the day in the lead but dropped back to fourth at 12-over, tied with both Baylor and UT Arlington.
LSU, Kentucky, Arkansas and Coastal Carolina rounded out the top 10. Robledo holds a two-stroke lead on the field after carding the only round in the 60s. Vanderbilt's Charlie Ewing and Smotherman are tied for second.
The three-day event continues Monday's second round, which begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.