May 21, 2003
SUNRIVER, Ore. - Francis Marion University fired a 2-under par, 286, and increased its lead over second place Chico State to eight strokes following the second day of play at the 2003 NCAA Division II Golf Championships, played on the par 72, 7,296-yard Crosswater Club Wednesday afternoon.
Francis Marion (570) entered the day with a three stroke lead over Western Washington and Colorado-Colorado Springs, and extended that lead as one of only four schools to finish under par. Chico State put together the day's best round, a 6-under par, 282, to move into second at 578 for the tournament. Cal State Stanislaus (580) is in third while Cal State Bakersfield (582) and Colorado Springs (582) are tied for fourth.
Rounding out the top 10 are Northern Alabama (583) in sixth, Western Washington (587) in seventh, UC Davis (589) and Rollins (589) tied for eighth and South Carolina-Aiken (592) in 10th.
Individually, South Carolina-Aiken's Scott Usher fired the low round of the tournament on Wednesday, completing the course with a 7-under par, 65, to take a two-stroke lead over first-day leader Dylan Keylock of Francis Marion. Usher's two-day total of 136 is two better than Keylock's 138, and three strokes better than Grand Canyon's Tommy Medina, who shot a 5-under par, 67, on Wednesday. The Aggies' Scott Gordon is in a three-way tie for fourth, finishing the first two rounds with a 141 total, 3-under par. Gordon is tied with Pfeiffer's Andrew McArthur and Colorado Springs' Jon Olson.
In addition to Gordon, the Aggies were led by Eric Restrepo, who shot even-par on Wednesday and is tied for 30th at 4-over par, 148. Jay Westerlund was 1-over on Wednesday and 5-over for the tournament at 149. Brett Borchers (151) is tied for 50th while Chris Kilkenny (156) is tied for 73rd following the first two rounds.
"We improved seven strokes over our first round so that is a step in the right direction, ?/?? said Aggie Head Coach Cy Williams. "We need to continue to improve over the next two days and I think we are capable of doing just that. Scott has played very well in the opening rounds."
Play continues through Friday at the NCAA Championships.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Francis Marion, 570; 2. Chico State, 578; 3. Cal State Stanislaus, 580; T4. Cal State Bakersfield, 582; T4. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 582; 6. North Alabama, 583; 7. Western Washington, 587; T8 UC DAVIS, 589; T8 Rollins, 589; 10. South Carolina-Aiken, 592; 11. West Florida, 594; T12. Pfeiffer, 606; T12. Central Oklahoma, 606; 14. Ferris State, 607; 15. Barton, 609; 16. Washburn, 611; 17. Bryant, 616; 18. Millersville, 646.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 5 plus UC Davis): 1. Scott Usher, USC-Aiken, 136; 2. Dylan Keylock, Francis Marion, 138; 3. Tommy Medina, Grand Canyon, 139; T4. Scott Gordon, UC DAVIS, 141; T4. Andrew McArthur, Pfeiffer, 141; T4. Jon Olson, Colo.-Colorado Springs, 141... T30. Eric Restrepo, UCD, 148; T40. Jay Westerlund, UCD, 149; T50. Brett Borchers, UCD, 151; T73. Chris Kilkenny, UCD, 156.