Vaughan Holds at 2nd, Tritons 5th After Day Two in Hawai'i
WAIKOLOA, Hawai'i - The University of California San Diego men's golf team fell one spot into fifth while Ryan Vaughan held on to his second place standing as the second round of the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate came to a close Tuesday. The University of Hawai'i Hilo is hosting the tournament on Waikoloa's Kings' Course on the leeward side of the Big Island.
UC San Diego is 16 over par with a 592 after shooting a 296 Tuesday, matching its total from Monday's opening round on the par 72, 7,074 yard course. The Tritons were fourth in the 16 team field coming into Tuesday's action.
Vaughan continued his stellar play, shooting an even par 72 Tuesday to go along with his career best 69 on Monday. The junior is 3 under with a 141, four strokes behind the tournament leader, heading into Wednesday's third and final round. Vaughan, who is competing in his first event of the season, is one of just four players under par.
Senior Hayden Hui made an eight spot jump in the standings, moving from a tie for 13th into a tie for fifth. He shot 74 Monday and followed with a 71 Tuesday for a 145, 1 under par.
With no teams under par, Sonoma State maintained its top spot on the leaderboard, now with a 1 over 577. The Seawolves shot 289 Monday and 288 Tuesday.
Cal State Monterey Bay's Elis Svard, the No. 3 ranked player in Golfstat's national rankings, leads the 87 player field with a 137, 7 under par. He shot a tournament best 66 Tuesday after coming in with a 71 Monday.
The final round gets underway Wednesday with a 10 a.m. (PT) shotgun start. Action can be followed with live scoring.
1. Sonoma State, +1 (289-288--577)
2. Cal State Monterey Bay, +7 (302-281--583)
T3. Concordia (Ore.), +12 (295-293--588)
T3. Stanislaus State, +12 (294-294--588)
5. UC San Diego, +16 (296-296--592)
1. Elis Svard, Cal State Monterey Bay, -7 (71-66--137)
2. Ryan Vaughan, UC San Diego, -3 (69-72--141)
T3. Blake Bourelle, Sonoma State, -1 (73-70--143)
T3. Aidan Thain, Western Washington, -1 (72-71--143)
T5. Hayden Hui, UC San Diego, +1 (74-71--145)
T40. Sergi Mata De La Barata Barcons, UC San Diego, +7 (75-76--151)
T62. Jacob Johnson, UC San Diego, +13 (80-77--157)
T69. Adam Navigato, UC San Diego, +16 (78-82--160)
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