May 31, 2006
Suriver, Ore. -Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine opened play at the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship on Wednesday at the Sunriver Resort's par-72, 7,630-yard Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Oregon. The Waves carded an opening round 8-over par 296 to tie for 23rd place, while LMU sits in 29th place with a 12-over par 300.
Junior J.J. Wood turned in the best performance of the day for Pepperdine following an even-par score of 72 and is tied for 51st. Senior Alex Coe, who was named to the All-Pacific Region Team on Wednesday carded a 2-over total of 74 and is tied for 83rd. Pepperdine opens second-round action on Thursday beginning at 2:17 p.m. from hole No. 10 and is grouped with Kentucky and Nevada.
Senior Chaz Inouye helped lead the Lions to its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance with his best three-round score of the season at the West Regional two weeks ago. He shot three straight rounds of 71 in the regional and was on pace for another 71 on the par-72 7,683-yard in Sunriver on Wednesday. Inouye went two-over par in the final four holes to finish with a 73 to open the round.
Wake Forest shot an 11-under par 277 to lead the 30-team field. UCLA is three shots back after shooting an 8-under par score of 280. Washington and Oklahoma State are tied for third at 7-under par 281 while Clemson is fifth at 6-under 282.
Wake Forest's Kyle Reifers turned in a 7-under par score of 65 and holds a one-shot lead over Oklahoma State's Pablo Martin and USC's Taylor Wood, who totaled 6-under par scores of 66. Wood is playing as an individual in the tournament.
Washington's Alex Prugh (67) is in fourth place while four players are tied for fifth with 4-under par scores of 68.
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