Oct. 28, 2002
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UC Davis junior Jay Westerlund followed up his opening round of even par, 71, with a 2-under par, 69, to finish one stroke off the lead following the first day of play at the Elco, Inc. Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Stockdale Country Club in Bakersfield Monday.
Westerlund (140) is tied for second along with UC San Diego's Jan Godoski (140), one shot behind first-day leader Chris Morrow (139) of St. Martin's, who shot 68-71 on Monday. Rounding out the top five are Chico State's Brian Benedictson, who lead after an opening-round of 7-under par, 64, followed by a 78 to finish Monday three strokes off the lead at even par, 142. Benedictson's teammate, J.J. Jakovac, and Cal State Bakersfield's Ron Killmer are tied for fifth at 1-over par, 143.
In the team scoring, Chico State (574) holds an eight stroke lead over Cal State Bakersfield following the opening two rounds. The Wildcats' opening round of 3-under par, 281, was the low round of the day. UC Davis (588) is tied with St. Martin's (588) for third place, 14 strokes of the lead. UC San Diego rounds out the top five it finished Monday's first two rounds 27 strokes off the lead at 601.
In addition to Westerlund, the Aggies were paced by freshman Brett Borchers, who finished tied for 11th at 5-over par, 147. Borchers day included an opening-round of 5-under par, 66, the lowest Aggie round of the 2002-03 season. Sophomore Eric Restrepo (150) is tied for 18th while freshman Taylor Neal (151) is tied for 20th. Junior Chris Kilkenny (161) is tied for 37th.
UC Davis also sent a second team of five players who competed as individuals. Junior Scott Gordon finished Monday tied for 14th at 7-over par, 149, along with sophomore teammate Roby Seed. Freshman Jason Gambonini (153) is tied for 27th while sophomore John Lawson, Jr. (155) is in 31st and junior Josh Williams (162) is tied for 39th after Monday's first two rounds.
"It was great to see Brett come out with a good first round and Jay continues to play real solid golf," said Aggie Head Coach Cy Williams. "Now we have to have some other players step up if we are to have a chance of winning the tournament. I look for us to come out Tuesday and post a good score."
Play concludes at the Elco, Inc. Intercollegiate's on Tuesday with a final 18 holes.