{{ article.title }}

San Diego Men's Golf tied for 5th place with Texas with one round to go

May 20, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. -- The USC Trojans, the No. 3 seed in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf San Diego Regional, shot a second round team score today of 290 and sit at 568 (-8), four strokes better than the top-seeded UCLA Bruins (572; -4).

USF men's golf shot a two-over par 290 in the second round of the 2011 NCAA West San Diego Regional Friday at The Farms Golf Course. The Dons sit in a tie for 11th place with 18 holes remaining on the challenging par-72 course playing at 6,903 yards, but are just four shots from cracking the top-five on the team leader board.

Seven players are tied for 5th at 2-under par 142, including San Diego freshman Manav Shah (70-72). Rounding out the USD Torero scoring is Kenneth McCready (T15 at 144; 72-72), Ben Murray (T42 at 149; 76-73), Alex Ching (T55 at 152; 76-76) and Gunner Wiebe (T57 at 153; 80-73). As a team the Toreros shot a team score today of 290, a 4-stroke improvement from the first round.

For the second straight round, San Francisco started on No. 10 and completed the first nine holes at three-over as a team. Freshman Alika Bell led the way for the Dons with three birdies on the back nine. USF surged on the front side, going one-under as a team. Sophomore Taylor Travis paced the Green and Gold with five birdies on the front nine, while junior Ji Hwan Park played the front at one-under.

Playing individually, Santa Clara sophomore Rick Lamb eagled the par-4 sixth hole while also adding four birdies in Round Two. Lamb finished the day with a two-under par 70. He will enter final-round play on Saturday one-over par for the event, needing to move up the leaderboard to advance on to next week's NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Okla.

-Courtesy of USD, USF and SCU Athletics