Pepperdine Tied For 13th Place After Two Rounds Of NCAA West Regional Championships
May 21, 2004
NCAA West Regional Second Round Results in PDF Format
The Pepperdine men's golf team carded a 10-over par 298 on Friday and is currently tied for 13th place after two rounds of the NCAA West Regional Championships being contested at the par-72, 7,597 yard Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.
Ninth-seeded New Mexico fired a team score of 286 (-2) in Friday's NCAA West Regional second round to move to 6-under (570) for the tournament and overtake top-seeded UCLA by one stroke. UCLA, the defending West Regional Champion, sits alone in second-place after an even-par 288, while three times trail by five strokes at 1-under (575).
No. 2 Arizona State, No. 5 Brigham Young and third-seeded Arizona are the group at 1-under. No. 12 Toledo started strong and held the lead much of the day before falling to 2-over for the tournament in a tie for sixth-place with upstart California. The sixth-seeded Golden Bears finished the round at 11-under (277), nine strokes better than any other team on the day.
Pepperdine is tied with UC Riverside for 13th place with 36-hole scores of 14-over par 590.
UCLA's Travis Johnson, Brigham Young's Oscar Alvarez, and Arizona's Henry Liaw and Chris Nallen share the individual lead at 5-under (139). New Mexico's Charlie Beljan jumped 45 spots after a second round low score of 6-under (66), and is tied with four others at 4-under (140) for the tournament.
Junior All-American Michael Putnam currently leads Pepperdine as he is tied for 26th place with a 1-over par total of 145.
The final round concludes on Saturday and the Top 10 teams, plus two unattached individuals, will advance to the NCAA Championships at The Cascades in Hot Springs, Virginia.