May 21, 2004
Sunriver, Ore. -
The Stanford men's golf team shot a 308 in the second round of the NCAA West Regional in Sunrive, Oregon, and dropped into a tie for 21st overall with a two-day score of 606 (+30). New Mexico fired a team score of 286 (-2) to move to six-under (570) for the tournament and overtake top-seeded UCLA by one stroke. UCLA, the defending West Regional Champion, sits alone in second-place after an even-par 288, while three teams trail by five strokes at 1-under (575).
UCLA's Travis Johnson, Brigham Young's Oscar Alvarez, and Arizona's Henry Liaw and Chris Nallen share the individual lead at 5-under (139). New Mexico's Charlie Beljan jumped 45 spots after a second round low score of six-under (66), and is tied with four others at four-under (140) for the tournament.
Stanford's Kevin Blue leads the team and is tied for 34th individually after shooting a 75 today to bring his two-day total to 146 (71-75). Matt Savage is tied for 82nd wtih a 152 (76-76) while teammate Kyle Gentry is tied for 95th (74-79--153). Freshman Zack Miller is tied for 107th (77-78--155) and Matt Shin checks in tied for 136th (82-83--165).
Groups that teed off in the morning session had significantly better results compared to the afternoon groups. The only teams with scores at, or below par (California, New Mexico, Arizona and UCLA) went out early. Out of the 27 early groups, 20 players shot in red numbers while just one player (Buddy Davis of Furman) of the 20 late groups broke par.
The West Regional concludes tomorrow at the par-72, 7,597 yard Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort with the third and final round. The top 10 teams, plus two unattached individuals, will advance to the NCAA Championships at The Cascades in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Complete results can be viewed at www.golfstat.com