J.J. Wood Leads No. 21 Pepperdine After First Day of N.I.T. Invitational
March 27, 2006
Tucson, Ariz. - Pepperdine junior J.J. Wood carded rounds of 73-70 for a 1-under par 143 and is tied for 21st after two rounds of the N.I.T. Invitational that opened Monday at the par-72, 7,148-yard OMNI Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.
Wood is currently five shots off the pace being set by Arizona State's Alejandro Canizares, who posted opening scores of 67-71 for a 6-under par 138 and one-shot lead over New Mexico's Jay Choi and UCLA's Erik Flores. Both individuals are at 5-under par 139. Four players are tied for fifth place at 4-under par 140.
UCLA leads the team competition with a 14-under par score of 562 and holds a two-shot advantage over Arizona State (564). Host Arizona and Texas Christian are tied for third place with 4-under par scores of 572. Tulsa rounds out the Top 5 with a 2-under par 574 total.
Pepperdine, ranked No. 21 in the latest Golfweek rankings, is tied with Fresno State for 14th place with a 10-over par total of 586.
Senior Alex Coe is tied for 28th at even-par 144 while freshman Adam Porzak (150) and sophomore Michael Baird (151) are tied for 62nd and 65th, respectively. Sophomore Colin Wilcox withdrew from the tournament after shooting an opening-round score of 3-over par 75.
The tournament concludes on Tuesday with the final 18 holes and can be followed live on the Internet at www.golfstat.com.