At the site of the 2015 United States Open Championship, the Seattle University men’s golf team welcomed some of the best teams in the country for the inaugural Redhawk Invitational, which started Monday with 36 holes at Chambers Bay.

Kyle Cornett (Mill Creek, Wash.) posted a first round score of two-under-par 68 before shooting 75 (+5) during his second circuit to end the day in a tie for 28th place at 143 (+3). Luka Karaula (Zapresic, Croatia) also shot 68 (-2) in the opening round and followed that with a second round score of 77 (+7) to finish the day in a tie for 35th place at 145 (+5).

David Torres (Armenia, Colombia) improved from a first round 77 (+7) to a second round 72 (+2), ending up in a tie for 59th place at 149 (+9). Ross Kukula (Ocean Park, Wash.) finished the day in a tie for 70th place at 151 (+11) after rounds of 75 (+5) and 76 (+6), and Patrick Sato (Bellevue, Wash.) posted scores of 79 (+9) and 75 (+5) for a cumulative total of 154 (+14), currently in a tie for 80th place.

As a team, the Redhawks combined for scores of 288 (+8) and 298 (+18) for a 36-hole total of 586 (+26), tied with Long Beach State for 14th place. UCLA and San Diego are tied for the team lead at 556 (-4), two strokes ahead of Washington, while San Diego’s Grant Forrest tamed the Chambers Bay track with scores of 63 (-7) and 65 (-5) for a two-round total of 128 (-12), seven strokes in front of his nearest competitor.

The third and final round of the Redhawk Invitational is scheduled for an 8 a.m. shotgun start Tuesday, April 8, with the Seattle U golfers starting on holes 12-18. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the final round.

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