April 5, 2004
LOMPOC, Calif. -
Freshman Louie Bishop fired an opening-day 1-under to help UC Davis to a share of the lead following the first two rounds at the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiates hosted by UC Santa Barbara at the par 72, 7,105-yard La Purisima Golf Course Monday afternoon.
UC Davis (581) shares the lead with Cal State Northridge (581) after the two teams took different routes to the top of the leaderboard. The Aggies opened the morning round with an even par 288 then came back in the afternoon with a 293 for a two-round total of 5-over par, 581. Northridge went 5-under 283 in the morning round then came back with 10-over 298 in the afternoon.
Saint Mary's (582) sits in third place just one shot off the lead while UC Riverside (587) and New Mexico State (589) round out the top five.
Individually, Northridge's Pete Sisich takes a one-stroke lead into Tuesday's final round as he finished Monday with a combined 5-under, 139. Sisich shot rounds of 70-69 on Monday to hold a slim lead over New Mexico State's Brian Thornburg (140) who went 69-71. Cal Poly's Travis Bertoni (141) is in third place while Sisich's teammate, Brad Uptgraft (142) is three strokes off the lead and Bishop (143) and Pacific's Troy McKinley (143) were the only other competitors to finish Monday under par.
Bishop shot rounds of 70-73 to lead four Aggies into the top 20. Senior Scott Gordon (145) is in 13th place, six strokes off the pace while senior Chris Kilkenny had his best opening day of the season with a 2-over, 146, good for a tie for 14th. Junior Eric Restrepo went 72-75 to finish at 3-over 147 and in a tie for 18th. Sophomore Erik Hill is tied for 45th at 9-over after rounds of 77-76 for a 153 first-day score.
"It was very windy today causing some tough conditions, but I thought we handled everything really well," said Aggie head coach Cy Williams
. "We stayed focused and competed all afternoon. We will be ready to go tomorrow."
Play concludes at the Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiate with a final 18 holes on Tuesday morning.
UC DAVIS GOLF
Bite/Pacific Coast Intercollegiates
April 5-6, 2004
TEAM SCORES: T1. UC DAVIS, 581; T1. Cal St. Northridge, 581; 3. Saint Mary's, 582; 4. UC Riverside, 587; 5. New Mexico State, 589; 6. UC Santa Barbara, 591; 7. Pacific, 593; 8. Washington State, 605; T9. Cal Poly, 609; T9. Utahm 609; T11. Nevada, 610; T11. Santa Clara, 610; T11. UC Irvine, 610; 14. San Jose State, 613; T15. San Diego, 617; T15. Hawaii, 617; 17. Wyoming, 619; 18. Utah State, 632.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 5 plus UC Davis): 1. Pete Sisich, CSUN, 139; 2. Brian Thornburg, New Mex. St., 140; 3. Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly, 141; 4. Brad Uptgraft, CSUN, 142; T5. Louie Bishop, UC DAVIS, 143; T5. Troy McKinley, Pacific, 143...13. Scott Gordon, 145; T14. Chris Kilkenny, 146; T18. Eric Restrepo, 147; T45. Erik Hill, 153.