Cal Stands Third after First Day of USC Collegiate

Feb. 23, 2009

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - On the strength of a consistent first two rounds, the California men's golf team stands in third place after the first day of the USC Collegiate held at North Ranch Country Club.

Stanford leads the 13-team field at 8-under par 560, followed by BYU at 6-under and Cal at plus-3. The Bears hold an eight-shot edge on fourth-place UC Irvine.

Cal opened the day with a 1-over 285 and came home in the afternoon round with a 2-over score. The Bears' second-round total was the second-best of the round when scores tended to be much higher from the morning session.

George Gandranata is Cal's individual leader, standing in seventh place at 1-under par. He opened with a 2-under 69 that included three birdies and no bogies over his final 11 holes.

Kent Yamane is at even-par 142, followed by Stephen Hale and Eric Mina at plus-2 144 and Michael Jensen at plus-7 149.

Play wraps up on the 6,869-yard course Tuesday. To follow the Bears online, click on Golf Stat.

USC CollegiateSecond-Round Results

1. Stanford 284 276 5602. BYU 275 287 5623. California 285 286 5714. UC Irvine 284 295 5794. UCLA 292 287 5796. Washington 288 292 5807. Pepperdine 288 295 5838. USC 292 292 5849. Pacific 290 297 5879. San Diego State 294 293 58711. Fresno State 288 300 58812. Oregon State 300 296 59613. Loyola Marymount 299 299 598

Cal IndividualsGeorge Gandranata 69 72 141Kent Yamane 70 72 142Stephen Hale 73 71 144Eric Mina 73 71 144Michael Jensen 74 75 149

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