March 28, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. - Ben Corfee played the back nine at Stanford Golf Course two shots under par and Luke Vivolo covered it a shot below par, as both Aggies fired 1-over 71s on Friday for the UC Davis men's golf team at The Goodwin, hosted by Stanford.
The Aggies shot a 7-over 287 team score and are in 13th place, squeezed amongst a group of six teams within two shots of each other. Four teams - Northwestern, No. 10 Washington, LMU and Colorado State - are just one stroke in front of UC Davis.
Seventh-ranked Stanford shot a 12-under 268 on its own course and leads Saint Mary's by three strokes. Oregon, ranked 45th, is third at 7 under, No. 18 UCLA is fourth at 3 under and No. 28 USC is fifth after finishing 2 under.
Corfee and Vivolo paced the Aggies in Friday's first round with strong back-nine play. Corfee was 2 under entering the 10th hole and then had six straight pars before his eagle on the par-5 16th put him just 1 over, which is where he ended the day. Vivolo was 2 over at his turn and then bogeyed the 10th hole. But birdies on the par-4 13th and the 16th gave him two shots back. Both Aggies are tied for 38th.
Baxter had three birdies including one on the 16th. That helped him cover the final nine holes at par. Hansen was even on his front nine after birdies on the first and eighth holes and was 3 over on the back. Noya was also even for the first nine holes, highlighting that stretch with a birdie on the par-5 seventh hole. He capped his day with a birdie on the par-4 18th.
Third-ranked Patrick Rodgers of Stanford fired a 7-under 63 and owns a two-shot lead over Rick DeSantis of San Diego State. Twenty-five players are under par after the first round.
The second round begins on Saturday at 8 a.m. UC Davis will begin play at 8:50 a.m. on the 10th hole. The 18-team tournament ends on Sunday.
Stanford, Calif. (Stanford, Calif.)
Stanford Golf Course
Par 70, 6,727 yards
18 of 54 holes
1. Stanford, 268
2. Saint Mary's, 271
3. Oregon, 273
4. UCLA, 277
5. USC, 278
6. UAB, 279
7. San Diego State, 281
8. TCU, 282
T9. Northwestern, 286
T9. Washington, 286
T9. LMU, 286
T9. Colorado State, 286
13. UC DAVIS, 287
14. Washington State, 288
T15. Fresno State, 289
T15. San Jose State, 289
17. UNLV, 291
T15. San Francisco, 293
1. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, 63
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