May 6, 2003
LITTLETON, Colo. - UC Davis followed Monday's opening round of 279 with an 11-under 277 on Tuesday to hold a three-stroke lead over Cal State Stanislaus following the second round of the 2003 NCAA Division II West Regional Tournament at the par 72, 7,011 yard The Meadows Golf Course.
For the second straight day the Aggies recorded a season-best score and sit at 2-under par, 556, entering Wednesday's third and final round. Stanislaus (559) also fired a 277 on Tuesday to remain three strokes off the lead. Cal State Bakersfield (569) sits in third place while UC San Diego (575) and Western Washington (579) round out the top five. Chico State (582), Grand Canyon (587) and Hawaii-Hilo (600) are also competing in the tournament.
Individually, Stanislaus' Ryan Thornberry holds a one stroke advantage over UC Davis' Eric Restrepo after Thornberry shot a 3-under 69 on Tuesday to follow his 5-under 67. The two-round score of 136 is one better than Restrepo, who has fired 68-69 and enters Wednesday at 137. First-round co-leader Jay Westerlund, who shot 67 on Monday, finished the second round with a 71 and stands two strokes off the lead at 138.
In addition to Restrepo and Westerlund, the Aggies saw all five players at or below par on the round. Scott Gordon fired an even-par 72 and is in 10th place at 141. Chris Kilkenny (144) shot 69 on Tuesday and is tied for 16th while Brett Borchers (146) tied Restrepo for the Aggie low round with a 4-under 68.
"This is the first time in my memory at UC Davis that we have had to throw out a score of 72," said Aggie Head Coach Cy Williams, referring to the scoring format where teams only count the four lowest rounds. "They were really good today. It was fun watching all the teams as everyone in the tournament is playing well."
The NCAA West Regional concludes on Wednesday with a final 18 holes