March 10, 2003
RANCHO MURIETA, Calif. - Sophomore Eric Restrepo is tied for second at 1-under par, 143, while junior Jay Westerlund is one shot back in fourth place to lead UC Davis into first place following the first day of play at the Sacramento State Invitational, played Monday at the par 72, 6,839-yard Rancho Murieta North course.
UC Davis finished the first two rounds at 595, eight strokes better than Santa Clara (603) and Saint Mary's (603), which is tied for second after completion of the first two rounds. Cal State Stanislaus (614) and Chico State (618) round out the top five teams, while Sacramento State (628), Portland (636) and Gonzaga (656) complete the field. The Aggies were the only team to break 300 on a round, firing a tournament-best 296 in the morning followed by a 299 in the afternoon round.
Individually, Santa Clara's Blake Lugar leads the way as he went 70-71 and finished the day at 3-under par, 141. He holds a two-stroke lead over Restrepo (70-73 -- 143) and Saint Mary's Joe Lanza (73-70 -- 143) with Westerlund (70-74 -- 144) in fourth and Sacramento State's Tanner Makimoto (71-75 -- 146) fifth. Other Aggies competing in the tournament were Scott Gordon (154), Jason Gambonini (155) and Josh Williams (156). Brett Borchers shot a two-round score of 154 while competing as an individual.
"It was a great team effort today," said Aggie Head Coach Cy Williams. "It is a tough course, but the conditions were perfect and we competed great both rounds. Eric and Jay played solid golf for 36 holes."
Play concludes at the Sacramento State Invitational with a final 18 holes Tuesday morning.