MONTGOMERY, Texas — Jack Wehman is in a tie for 12th place and the UTSA men’s golf team has sole possession of fifth following the opening day of the Bentwater Invitational on Monday at Bentwater Country Club’s Miller Course (par 71/6,788 yards).
Wehman is part of a 10-way tie for 12th at 4-over-par 146, one shot out of the top 10 in the 81-man field. The junior from Austin opened the 54-hole event with a 1-over 72 that featured birdies on the 428-yard, par-4 third, 463-yard, par-4 ninth, 575-yard, par-5 12th and 502-yard, par-5 16th holes. He followed that with six more birdies, including three straight and four over a five-hole stretch en route to turning in a 74 in the afternoon.
Hunter Bott is one shot back of his teammate in a tie for 22nd at 5-over 147. Playing in his hometown, the senior carded a 74 in the morning that was headlined by a birdie on the 511-yard, par-5 first hole. The all-conference performer posted a one-shot improvement in the afternoon on the strength of two more birdies.
Brock Blais has a share of 31st after posting a 74-75—149 with three birdies on the day, while David Harrison is tied for 36th after recording a pair of 75s that also included a trio of birdies.
Walker Franklin closes out the UTSA lineup in a tie for 44th with a 77-75—152. Playing as an individual in his hometown, Bryson Thurston is tied for 63rd (76-80—156).
The Roadrunners are in fifth in the team race after registering rounds of 295 and 297 for a 592. They are one shot ahead of UT Arlington (593) and three in front of American Athletic Conference foe Rice (595) in the 13-team field led by host Sam Houston (574)
The final round is scheduled for an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday and the Roadrunners will be paired with UT Arlington and Tarleton.