Punahou alum Alex Ching one shot behind leaders at NCAA golf
Punahou alum Alex Ching is one shot off the lead after today's first round of the NCAA Men's Championship, being played at The Honors Course just outside Chattanooga, Tenn.
Ching, a sophomore for University of San Diego, shot 3-under-par 69 and shares third. The leaders are Jesper Kennegard, from Arizona State, and Henrik Norlander, from Augusta State, at 68.
The 25th-ranked Toreros share 16th with UNLV, UCLA and Baylor with a team score of 6-over-par 294. Oklahoma State and Florida State are tied for first at 283.
Ching tied for 13th at the nationals as a freshman. He had four birdies and a bogey yesterday.
Following 54 holes of stroke play, the top eight teams advance to match play starting Friday.