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Weather Sets Tone For Rough Second

June 1, 2006

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Sunriver, OR (June 1) - As the Loyola Marymount men's golf team began second round play of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday, thunder rumbled through the central Oregon valley and the sky opened up to a 23 minute down pour. It was a sign of things to come as the Lions carded a final score of 312 at Crosswater Golf Club in Sunriver, Ore.

It was one of those days for the Lions as they suffered through their highest round of the season since the final tournament of the fall season, the first round of the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate on Nov. 7, 2005. The Lions dropped to 36-over par on the tournament and will most likely play their final round of the season on Friday in the third round. The tournament field of 30 is cut in half for the final day. Currently the cut for the field is 7-over par.

On whole the scores where higher on the par-72, 7,683 yard course as 19 teams careded scores higher than par.

No one golfer represented the Lions' day better than sophomore Jason D'Amore. The second-year golfer for the Lions carded 15 pars, a birdie and a bogey. However, he finished with a five-over 77 thanks to his 10 on the par-5 sixth.

Teammate Brian Locke also had 15 pars, a birdie and a bogey. But, par-4 10 did him with a double bogey as he finished with a two-over 74.

Senior Chaz Inouye, who has been playing the best rounds of his season, came back to earth with an 81. Josh Escobedo carded an 80 and Louie Bergna had an 82.

For the tournament, Locke leads the Lions at 4-over, followed by D'Amore at nine-over. Inouye is at 10-over and Escobedo is 13-over. Bergna is 17-over.

The Lions will be the final tee time on Friday, starting at 2:05 p.m. and the first tee.