Oct. 14, 2013
SONOMA, Calif. - Matt Hansen is tied for sixth at 6 under par, Ben Corfee is 3 under and Luke Vivolo is 1 under as the UC Davis men's golf team finished the first 36 holes of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational at Sonoma Golf Club on Monday in sixth place.
UC Davis is 6 under as a team, posting rounds of 2-under 286 and 4-under 284 over its opening two rounds. The Aggies, ranked 79th by Golfstat, are tied with Oregon State and Colorado on the leaderboard. Fourth-ranked and four-time defending Cal is dominating its own tournament, carding a 35-under total for a 21-stroke lead over Oregon and No. 21 Arizona State. BYU, ranked 46th, is in fourth at 12 under.
UC Davis is just a shot back of Minnesota (-7), which is in fifth place.
Hansen, Corfee and Vivolo paced the Aggies on the opening day. Corfee is tied for 15th while Vivolo is tied for 23rd. Mike Brockington
is 4 over and tied for 55th while Jonny Baxter
is 5 over and tied for 62nd.
Hansen had two spectacular rounds on Monday, particularly in the first round when he finished with a 4-under 68. He had two eagles on a pair of par-5 holes, added a birdie on the par-5 16th and had pars on the remainder of the holes. His lone bogey came on the second hole of the afternoon round but Hansen countered that with three straight birdies covering the 11th through 17th holes. Hansen finished with a 70.
He's tied with four other players for sixth place, all of them chasing leader Joel Stalter of Cal who is 11 under after rounds of 64 and 69. His Bear teammates Brandon Hagy and Pace Johnson are tied for second a shot back.
Corfee's two scorecards on Monday were dotted with red circles, signifying birdies. He had 12 of them overall, six in each round. He opened his day with a 71 and followed with a 70 in the second round. He was 3 under on the course's back nine, with four birdies, in the afternoon.
Vivolo had three birdies over a five-hole stretch in his first round, finishing with a 71. He had two more in the second round, and just two bogeys, playing a steady round and finishing with a 72.
Brockington carded rounds of 76 and 72, respectively, finishing with six birdies on the day. After going 4 over after 11 holes in the first round, he settled down to post eight straight pars. He then started the second round with two consecutive birdies. Brockington is 4 over overall.
Baxter opened the tournament with a 76 as well before lowering that by three strokes in the afternoon. He posted two birdies in the afternoon's round, playing his last 11 holes 1 under. He's 5 over heading into Tuesday's final round.
The Aggies will beginning teeing off the first hole at 8 a.m. and will be grouped with Minnesota, Oregon State and Colorado.
ALISTER MACKENZIE INVITATIONAL
Sonoma, Calif. (hosted by Cal)
Sonoma Golf Club
Par 72, 7,103 yards
36 of 54 holes
1. California, 268-273-541
T2. Oregon, 282-280-562
T2. Arizona State, 281-281-562
4. BYU, 290-274-564
5. Minnesota, 286-283-569
T6. UC DAVIS, 286-284-570
T6. Oregon State, 287-283-570
T6. Colorado, 288-282-570
9. San Diego State, 282-292-574
10. Colorado State, 291-288-579
11. San Francisco, 296-285-581
12. Fresno State, 294-290-584
13. San Jose State, 297-290-587
14. Pepperdine, 291-297-588
15. Santa Clara, 298-292-590
16. Hawaii, 300-297-597
1. Joel Stalter, Cal, 64-69-133