June 2, 2006
SUNRIVER, Ore. - - Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine battled soggy conditions in Sunriver, OR as the two teams continued play in the second round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday at the Crosswater Golf Club. The Waves shot a 6-over par 294 and are tied for 25th at the midway point, while the Lions carded a final score of 312 and find themselves in 30th place.
Led by junior J.J. Wood, who carded a 1-over par 73 and is tied for 42nd place, Pepperdine is tied with Brigham Young, Nevada and Oklahoma at 14-over par 590.
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.
The Washington Huskies shot a 6-under par 282 Thursday and holds a three-shot advantage over first-round leader Wake Forest and Arizona State. The Huskies have a 36-hole total of 13-under 563 while the Demon Deacons and Sun Devils are at 10-under 566.
The third round is slated for Friday, with Pepperdine set to tee-off at 12:47 p.m. and will be grouped with Brigham Young and Nevada. The Lions will be the final tee time on Friday, starting at 2:05 p.m. on the first tee.