Woodruff, currently playing for the University of Akron, shot an opening round 2-under-par 68 on CommonGround Golf Course on Monday and sits in a tie for 19th place with one more round of stroke play to go. He will play Cherry Hills Country Club today.
The top 64 finishers will advance to match play, which begins Wednesday and will be played on the 7,409-yard, par-71 Cherry Hills. Any ties will be resolved by a playoff prior to the commencement of match play, which concludes Sunday.
Schniederjans, currently at Georgia Tech, shot a 4-over-par 74 at CommonGround. He was in a tie for 147th place in the 311 player field.
Bobby Wyatt, of Mobile, Ala., was in the lead after shooting a 64 at Cherry Hills. Wyatt, who plays for the University of Alabama, birdied four of the first five holes en route to his front-running status on the first day of qualifying.
“Hopefully, I can play a good round (Tuesday),” Wyatt said. “I am feeling really good about my game right now. Hopefully, I can carry it along all week.”
Wyatt’s teammate at Alabama, Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., was among six players tied for second at 5 under.
Also at 5 under were Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho; Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico; Brandon Hagy of Westlake Village, Calif.; Zac Blair of Ogden, Utah; and Max Homa of Valencia, Calif.
Gary Nicklaus, son of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, shot a 1-over 71, leaving him in a tie for 64th place. Nicklaus, who finished second to Phil Mickelson at the Bellsouth Classic at Sugarloaf Country Club in 2000.
Nicklaus regained his amateur status in 2007.