ALBUQUERQUE, NM – At his first college golf tournament, a freshman at the University of Hawaii Josh Hayashida shot a second-round 5-under 67 and is in contention at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate after Friday’s first two rounds at the UNM Championship Course.
The Mililani, O’ahu native opened with a 71 in the morning, then had an eagle and five birdies in the afternoon for a 67 and is currently tied for fourth at 6-under 138. Hayashida is two shots off the lead held by UNLV’s Caden Fioroni, who had rounds of 67 and 69.
As a team, the Rainbow Warriors are tied for 10e up at 588. San Diego State (559) has a five-stroke lead over host New Mexico (564) entering Saturday’s final round.
Transfer San Diego Remington Hirano is 3 out of 147 in his first tournament as a Rainbow Warrior. The Honolulu native carded rounds 73 and 74 and is tied for 42n/a square.
Blaze Akanaa transfer from Sacramento State, is tied for 60e at 150 (78-72) followed by sophomore Atsuya Oishi (153; t-87e), and freshman James Whitworth (155; t-92n/a).
The third and final round begins at 7:30 MT on Saturday.