Green Tied for 13th at NCAA Regional

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Kansas State men's golfer Matt Green carded a 1-over par 73 Thursday to sit in a tie for 13th place following the first round of the 2015 NCAA San Diego Regional at the par-72, 6,947-yard Farms Golf Club.

Green enters the second round one shot out of the top 10 and four strokes behind the leaders. He played the first nine holes at 1-under par as he bogeyed Nos. 1 and 5 but bounced back with three birdies right before the turn.

"Matt played really solid today," head coach Grant Robbins said. "He got off to a little bit of a slow start but made birdies on seven, eight and nine to turn at 1-under. The back played much tougher today as the wind kicked up, and he made a couple of bogeys toward the end. He is striking it really well. If his putter heats up, he can put up a low number tomorrow."

Oklahoma's Grant Hirschman, East Tennessee State's Gudmunder Kristjansson and Wichita State's Grant Bennett sit atop of the individual leaderboard after firing a 3-under par 69 in the first round. Two golfers are tied for fourth at 2-under par, followed by another two at 1-under and five at even-par 72.

The Sooners lead the team competition with a score of 4-under par 284, five shots ahead of second-place East Tennessee State.

Green tees off for the second round of the NCAA San Diego Regional at 10:34 a.m. (PT) Friday morning off hole No. 10. Live results can be followed at and final results will be posted on at the conclusion of play Friday.

NCAA San Diego Regional
Rancho Santa Fe, California
The Farms Golf Club
Par 72 / 6,947 Yards

Team Scores: 1. Oklahoma, 284 (-4); 2. East Tennessee State, 289 (+1); 3. Wichita State, 292 (+4); 4. St. Mary's, 295 (+7); T5. San Diego, 297 (+9); T5. Virginia, 297 (+9); T7. Georgia Tech, 299 (+11); T7. Eastern Kentucky, 299 (+11); 9. Arizona State, 300 (+12); 10. Idaho, 301 (+13); 11. New Mexico, 303 (+15); 12. Georgia, 307 (+19); 13. Mississippi, 314 (+26).

Top Individuals: T1. Grant Hirschman, Oklahoma, 69 (-3); T1. Gudmundur Kristjansson, East Tennessee State, 69 (-3); T1. Grant Bennett, Wichita State, 69 (-3); T4. Max McGreevy, Oklahoma, 70 (-2); T4. Adrian Meronk, East Tennessee State, 70 (-2).

K-State Individuals: T13. Matt Green, 73 (+1).