June 18, 2009

Lewis Gets Through Three Holes Before Rain Halts U.S. Open Play

June 18, 2009

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UC Santa Barbara sophomore Scott Lewis made it through three holes of the U.S. Open on Thursday morning before the rain at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. caused a postponement of the first round.

Lewis began his day on the par-four 10th hole, by making par. The 10th is one of four par-four holes on the course that are longer than 500 yards. According to official U.S. Open website, "a par on this hole would be a very good score."

Lewis' second hole, the par-four 11th, was a bit trickier as the sophomore had a double-bogey on the 435-yard hole. Lewis bogeyed the 504-yard, par-four 12th hole, giving him a +3 after three holes.

That score ties Lewis for 56th overall, putting him ahead of such names as Rory Sabbatini (+4 through nine holes) and Padraig Harrington (also +4 through nine). Four players are tied for the lead at minus-one.

For more information on UCSB's Lewis and how he qualified to play at the U.S. Open, please click here.

With the arrival of Mark Massari as Athletics Director in October, UCSB Athletics launched the Gauchos Give community outreach initiative for all 450 athletes and 20 sports. Gaucho athletes give back to their community through free clinics, helping families during the holidays, providing financial and emotional support during tragedies, and touching the lives of youth groups.