Arizona currently leads after the team fired an even-par round of 216 on Saturday. The team competition uses the top three scores from each competing team.
Right behind Arizona is Southern California, who is at 2-over par (218) after day one.
Arizona and Southern California were the clear exception to a tough day out at Riverside. In third place, British Columbia sits at 9-over par (225), nine shots out of first place, with San Diego in fourth place at 226 (+10).
The host association teams sit in a tie for seventh (Oregon #2 – 230) and 11th place (Oregon #1 – 237), respectively.
Individually, Arizona’s Tony Hendricks (Phoeniz, Ariz.) shot the only under-par round on Saturday, firing a 2-under par 70 to lead by two shots heading into the final round. His teammate, Blake Lorenz (Peoria, Ariz.) is in a tie for second with Southern California’s Tommy Stephenson (Carlsbad, Calif.) at even par. Two more Southern Californians – Ashwin Arasu (San Diego, Calif.) and Edwin Kuang (Murrieta, Calif.) are tied for fourth at 1-over par.
Northern California’s Bryce Kvick (Carmichael, Calif.) and British Columbia’s Joel Veenstra (Smithers, B.C.) are also at 1-over par.