Aggies Even on Second Day of NCAA Regional

Jonny Baxter tied a career-low mark with a 68 on Friday. (Todd Hammond)

May 18, 2012

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STANFORD, Calif. - Jonny Baxter shot a 2-under 68, tying a career-low mark, and is tied for 17th place as the UC Davis men's golf team shot a collective 283 to finish even in the second round of action on Friday at the NCAA Div. I Stanford Regional at the Stanford Golf Course.

The Aggies made a 13-stroke improvement on their first round score, moving into 12th place overall.

Baxter led the Aggies for the second straight day with his 68, shooting two strokes better than in round one. He opened strong, using three birdies and four pars to move to three under after just seven holes. Consecutive bogeys on the final two holes of his front nine, however, moved him back to one under as he turned the corner.

He opened his back nine with a birdie to get back to two under, then made four straight par shots to remain at two under. A bogey on the par-4 sixth hole dropped him back to one under, but he quickly regrouped with a birdie on the par-5 seventh hole, then closed with another two pars to finish at two under for the day.

Matt Hansen is tied for 51st at four over, Luke Vivolo is in 57th place at five over and Matt Seramin is 69th. Mike Brockington is in 74th place.

Hansen shot even for the day, improving on his first-round score by four strokes. A back-and-forth front nine saw him finish at one over after he bogeyed on the final two holes, but he came back with a steady back nine. He parred the first five straight holes, then birdied on the par-4 sixth hole to drop down to an even 70. He closed out with three additional pars.

Seramin's 71 was a seven-stroke difference from his first round score and came via 10 pars and four birdies. He moved to one under with back-to-back birdies on holes 15 and 16 but an unfortunate double bogey on the 18th hole put him back to one over. He birdied on two of his final three holes of the day to remain at one over.

Vivolo also shot a 71 for the day and played a strong back nine comprised of two birdies and seven pars. Brockington's second round featured nine pars.

Cal took the lead from San Francisco, which dropped to sixth place, and holes a slim one-stroke advantage over San Diego State. Host Stanford is tied for third with UAB at eight under.

The final round begins on Saturday at 8 a.m. UC Davis will tee off beginning at 8:25 a.m. on the tenth hole.