Oct. 7, 2002
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - UC Davis fired a 5-under par, 283, in the second round, the lowest round of the day, to finish four strokes behind first-day leader Grand Canyon, following two rounds at the Grand Canyon/Oak Craft Classic Monday on the par 72, 7,139-yard Estrella Mountain Ranch golf course.
UC Davis began the day with a 10-over par, 298, in the morning round then came back with a strong afternoon round to finish the day at 5-over par, 581, and within four shots of the lead.
Grand Canyon (577) holds a two-stroke advantage over Cal State Bakersfield (579), with Cal State Stanislaus just three strokes off the pace at 580. Western Washington (583) rounds out the top five.
Individually, Chico State's J.J. Jakovic, the defending Division II national champion, is tied with Grand Canyon's David Brown at 7-under par, 137, following the first day. Aggie sophomore Eric Restrepo sits tied for sixth at 1-under par, 143, following the first two rounds. Junior Josh Williams (145) is tied for 18th while freshman Taylor Neal (146) is tied for 25th, junior Jay Westerlund (147) is tied for 28th and Chris Kilkenny (152) is tied for 51st.
"It was a great comeback in the second round," said Aggie Head Coach Cy Williams. "We put ourselves in a position where we had to to do it and now we are back in a position to win it on Tuesday."
The third and final round of the tournament will be played Tuesday morning.