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Posed shot of Jamison Tan, with a picture of Morongo Golf Club and the top five players on the individual leaderboard, led by Jamison Tan (-4)

CMS Men's Golf One Shot off the Lead After First Round of Redlands Invitational

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BEAUMONT, Calif. - Jamison Tan shot a 68 (-4) in his first collegiate round to lead the field as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's golf team stood in second place, just one shot back, after the first round of the Bulldog Invitational, hosted by Redlands at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon on Monday.

Schreiner was on top of the team leaderboard at even par after the first 18 holes, while CMS was at +1. Pomona-Pitzer (+7), Chapman (+9), Cal Lutheran (+9) and Redlands (+10) are in third through sixth, representing the SCIAC. 

Tan held a two shot lead over Aaron Buck (Redlands) and Arthur Venderby (Chapman) on the individual leaderboard, while Joshua Kwon is at -1, tied for fourth with Drew Hermesmeyer (Schreiner) as just five players out of 80 shot in the red after the first 18 holes. 

Tan began his round on the 16th hole in the shotgun start and began his collegiate career with a birdie right out of the chute. He fell back to even par with a bogey on No. 2, but responded quickly with back-to-back birdies on No. 3 and No. 4. He added two more birdies on No. 6 and No. 9 to shoot -4 over a span of seven holes, before closing out with six straight pars to take the lead at the midway point. 

Kwon had a strong finish to his round, after starting at No. 15 and taking the turn at No. 9 at +2 on the day (after 13 holes). He closed out, though, with three birdies on the last five, picking up strokes on No. 10, No. 12 and No. 13 and then parring his final hole on No. 14 to finish in the red. 

Adrian Chiu (+2) and Aryan Kaila (+4) were the other two scorers for CMS on the first round. Kaila closed out his round with a birdie on No. 16 to take some momentum into the second round. Andy Sun, playing as an individual, had an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole for CMS as well. 

The second round of the Bulldog Invitational was interrupted due to darkness, with CMS surging into the lead by three strokes. Play resumes tomorrow morning with the completion of the second round, followed by the third and final round, as CMS will attempt to start the year with a team win.