April 12, 2004
TURLOCK, Calif. - UC Davis (574) fired back-to-back rounds of 1-under 287 and holds a one-stroke lead over host Cal State Stanislaus (575) following the first two rounds of the George Buzzini/Stanislaus Invitational, played Monday at the par 72, 6,641-yard Turlock Country Club.
The Aggies were the only team to shoot under par in both rounds while Stanislaus shot 294 in the morning then came back with a tournament-low 281 in the afternoon round. Western Washington (577) sits three strokes off the lead while Cal State Bakersfield (579) is in fourth place after the first day. St. Martin's (585) rounds outs the top five.
Individually, Aggie senior Scott Gordon and Western Washington's Josh Immordino share the lead after the first day at 7-under 137. Gordon fired rounds of 67-70, his 67 marking the low score of the morning and his best round at the Buzzini in 10 career rounds. Immordino went 69-68 as the pair holds a one-stroke lead over Hawaii-Hilo's Nick Mason (138) and Stanislaus' Ryan Thornberry (138). Cal State Bakersfield's D.J. Fernando (139) is in fifth, two strokes off the lead.
In addition to Gordon, freshman Louie Bishop (74-69) paced the Aggies with a 1-under, 143 on Monday and sits tied for 8th. Teammate Erik Hill is tied for 12th at even-par, 144 (71-73), while Chris Kilkenny (75-75 - 150) is tied for 33rd and Eric Restrepo (76-75 - 151) is tied for 38th.
"We are looking forward to tomorrow," said Aggie head coach Cy Williams. "This is the fourth time in as many tournament this spring we have been in the final group, which is where we want to be. I'm confident all five of our guys will be on top of their games tomorrow."
The Buzzini/Stanislaus Invitational concludes with a final 18 holes Tuesday morning.