CRESWELL, Ore. – Two-time defending champion San Diego State shot a 6-under-par 282 on a chilly and rainy Friday to hold a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the 2024 Mountain West Men’s Golf Championship, which is being held at the par-72, 7,210-yard Emerald Valley Golf Club.

The Aztecs, ranked 32nd nationally, saw two players finish round one in the top six of the individual standings. Junior Shea Lague fired a 5-under 67 and is tied atop the leaderboard, while Justin Hastings is two strokes back in sixth place at 3-under 69. Lague paced the field with eight birdies.

Colorado State is second in the team race at 4-under 284 and has Matthew Wilkinson tied for seventh at 2-under 70.

Sharing the individual lead with Lague is UNLV’s Yuki Moriyama, who also shot a 5-under 67. Moriyama had six birdies and just one bogey on the day. Teammate Caden Fioroni is just one stroke back in a tie for third at 4-under 68 and also had six birdies.

Fresno State’s Matthew Sutherland and Nevada’s Jonathan Kim also shot 4-under 68 to sit tied for third with Fioroni. Their respective teams are also tied for third, with the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack both carding 3-under 285s. Kim had a stretch of seven birdies in 11 holes.

New Mexico, ranked 20th nationally, is fifth at 2-under 286, followed by UNLV and San José State tied for sixth at 1-under 287 as seven teams came in under par in the first round.

Six players are tied for seventh at 2-under 70, with Air Force’s Alvaro Fonseca, Fresno State’s Mason Benbrook, Nevada’s Keita Okada, New Mexico’s Carson Herron and Wyoming’s Jaren Calkins joining CSU’s Wilkinson in rounding out the top 10.

Day two tee times begin at 8 a.m. PT, with Air Force and Boise State paired together. Utah State and Wyoming go off at 8:40, followed by San José State and UNLV at 9:20, New Mexico and Nevada at 10:00 and Fresno State, Colorado State and San Diego State at 10:40. Live scoring is available on


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