Aggies Move Up To 12th After Second Round At Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate

Erik Hill drives the ball into a strong headwind atop the 5th tee at Waikoloa Village Golf Club.  (Todd Hammond)
 
Erik Hill drives the ball into a strong headwind atop the 5th tee at Waikoloa Village Golf Club. (Todd Hammond)
 

Feb. 10, 2005

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - For the second straight day Oklahoma State University fired the low round as the Cowboys matched Washington with an 18-under, 270, and holds an 8-stroke advantage over the Huskies following the second round of play at the 2005 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate, played Thursday on the par 72, 6,791-yard Waikoloa Village Golf Course.

After a six-under, 282 on Wednesday, UC Davis came back on Thursday to fire a 10-under, 278, and finished the second round at 16-under, 26 strokes off the lead and tied for 12th. Playing against a highly-ranked field, the Aggies are one shot ahead of No.15 Arizona State, tied with No.8 Texas and just two shots back of No.9 UCLA.

Oklahoma State (534), which held a one-stroke lead over Southern California (543) after Wednesday, extended its advantage to eight strokes as the Trojans shot a second-day score of 278 to fall nine strokes off the pace and one behind Washington (542) and in third place. Georgia Tech (546) and Arkansas (550) round out the top five.

Individually, Oklahoma State players hold down the top three spots following Thursday's play. Tyler Leon, who ehld a share of the lead on Wednesday, sits alone after a round of 6-under, 66, for a two-day score of 14-under, 130. He holds a one-stroke lead over teammate Ryan Posey (131) while another Cowboy, Alex Noren, is two strokes off the lead at 132 after shooting the day's low round of 7-under, 65. USC's Taylor Wood (133) and Washington's James Lepp (133) round out the top five.

Once again Erik Hill led UC Davis, following his 69 on Wednesday with a 6-under, 66, on Thursday. Hill's two-round score of 135 have him in a six-way tie for 10th, five strokes off the lead. Jay Westerlund bettered his score from Wednesday by two strokes as he shot a 3-under, 69, on thursday and sits tied for 35th at 140. Louie Bishop (141) is tied for 45th after a 1-under, 71, on Thursday while Steven Strong (144) fired an even-par 72 for the second consecutive round and Eric Restrepo finished with a 3-over, 75, giving him a two-day total of 149.

 

 

Play continues at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate with a final 18 holes on Wednesday.

UC DAVIS GOLF
2005 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate
February 9-11, 2005
Waikoloa Village Golf Course
Waikoloa, Hawaii

Par 72 6,791 yards

TEAM SCORES: 1. Oklahoma State, 534; 2. Washington, 542; 3. Southern California, 543; 4. Georgia Tech, 546; 5. Arkansas, 550; 6. Texas Christian, 552; 7. Augusta State, 553; 8. Pepperdine, 555; 9. Stanford, 557; 10. UCLA, 558; 11. Kansas, 559; T12. UC Davis, 560; T12. Texas, 560; 14. Arizona State, 561; T15. Oregon, 562; T15. Colorado, 562; 17. Oklahoma, 568; 18. Hawaii-Hilo, 571; 19. Fresno State, 572; 20. Rhode Island, 576; 21. Hawaii, 577.

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (top 5 plus UC Davis): 1. Tyler Leon, Okla St., 130; 2. Ryan Posey, Okla. St., 131; 3. Alex Noren, Okla. St., 132; T4. Taylor Wood, USC, 133; T4. James Lepp, Washington, 133... T10. Erik Hill, 135; T35. Jay Westerlund, 140; T45. Louie Bishop, 141; T72. Steven Strong, 144; T102. Eric Restrepo, 149.