Georgia Southern’s Logan Blondell walks to the 10th fairway during the first round of the NCAA Championship.
Arizona State’s Jesper Kennegard signals his tee shot straying to the right on No. 2. Kennegard shot a 68.
Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann at No. 10. Hoffmann shot a first round 70.
FSU’s Drew Kittleson, left, and Clemson head coach, Larry Penley, right, watch tee shots at No. 10.
University of North Florida’s head coach, Scott Schroeder talks with his player, J. C. Horne at No. 18. Schroeder had to punch out of the rough for his second shot.
UCLA’s Mario Clemens tees off under the watchful eye of head coach, Derek Freeman at the first tee. UCLA is tied for 16th after Round 1.
LSU’s John Peterson wears his visor upside down while watching his team finish Round 1 on Tuesday. LSU is second to last after Round 1.
Florida’s Bank Vongvanij with head coach Buddy Alexander after hitting in the water at No. 9. The Gators finished Round 1 tied for 7th.
Oklahoma State’s Peter Uihlein leaves No. 10 tee box. The Cowboys are tied with Florida State.
Clemson’s Luke Hopkins signals his ball right at No. 13. Clemson is tied for 5th place after Round 1.
Baylor’s Lorenzo Scotto talks with head coach Greg Priest after his round on Tuesday. Scotto shot a 76.
Illinois’ Scott Langley and Penn State’s Kevin Foley walk past tombstones after teeing off on No. 18.
Duke’s Wes Roach watches his second shot at No. 18. Roach shot a first round 69.
Oregon State’s Diego Velasquez tees off at No. 17.
Tennessee’s Jay Vandeventer prepares to hit off the rocks at No. 9.
OOLTEWAH, Tenn. – There were three eagles made during the 15-team morning wave Tuesday in the first round of the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course.
Only one of those came at the 380-yard, par-4 12th hole.
Baylor freshman Ryan O’Rear did the honors, holing a gap-wedge shot from 126 yards. The ball never hit the ground as it sailed into the cup on the fly.
“It was pretty neat,” said O’Rear, who used that eagle and four birdies to offset a trio of bogeys and lead the Bears’ attack with a 3-under 69. “I knew it was going to be close, but when it just disappeared, well, that was cool.”
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