Bears Shave 8 Strokes but Remain 8th at Conference Challenge

Aug. 31, 2009

RIVERSIDE, Iowa - California wrapped up the second round of Golfweek's Collegiate Conference Challenge with better play from the bottom up in its lineup, with top-slot holder Eric Mina playing even-par golf to round out the Bears' day with three golfers at or below par in their second round. Cal remains 16 shots off the lead at 8-over, good for 8th place, with host Iowa in the lead at 8-under.

Freshman Michael Weaver showed the greatest improvement for the Bears between rounds one and two, scoring a 1-under 71 to better his performance by 10 shots versus his first round, leaving him in a tie for 58th place at 8-over alongside teammate Chad Vivolo.

Eric Mina recorded three birdies and three bogies for his even-par 72, leaving him in 10th place overall after two rounds. Fellow veteran Stephen Hale shot even-par for the second straight day, with two birdies and two bogies, and sits in a tie for 13th.

With the top-four scores counting toward the day's tally, Max Homa's 9-over 78, which leaves him tied for 60th after 36 holes, did not figure into the team score.

Play resumes with the final 18 holes tomorrow. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.

CALIFORNIA SCORING


Golfweek's Collegiate Conference Challenge (Hosted by Iowa)
Blue Top Ridge (Par 72, 7,505 yards)
Riverside, Iowa

Team Place: 8th (of 15 teams) - after round one
Score: 296 (+8)

Individuals:
10. Eric Mina 70-72 - 142 (-2)
T13. Stephen Hale 72-72 - 144 (E)
T58. Michael Weaver 81-71 - 152 (+8)
T58. Chad Vivolo 7973 - 152 (+7)
T60. Max Homa 75-78 - 153 (+3)

Team Standings:
1. Iowa 288-280 - 568 (-8)
2. Florida State 287-285 - 572 (-3)
3. Baylor 280-295 - 575 (-1)
4. Coastal Carolina 292-284 - 576 (E)
5. Vanderbilt 293-285 - 578 (+2)
6. Middle Tennessee State 285-294 - 579 (+3)
7. Xavier 290-291 - 581 (+5)
8. California 296-288 - 584 (+8)
9. Virginia Commonwealth 299-290 - 589 (+13)
10. Illinois State 298-294 - 592 (+16)
11. Texas-Arlington 297-297 - 594 (+18)
12. Georgia Southern 306-291 - 597 (+21)
13. New Mexico State 297-301 - 598 (+22)
14. Memphis 302-299 - 601 (+25)
15. South Florida 310-294 - 604 (+28)

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