NCAA Men's Golf Regionals: Stanford bumped from first; USC takes lead
Two Pac-12 teams are primed to advance from regional play to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship. Others have work to do in Wednesday's round three.
The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.
Here's how it went down on Tuesday:
Sammamish, Washington Regional
The Trojans moved into first place, three strokes ahead of Florida State heading into Wednesday's final round. Justin Suh holds the top spot in the individual race after carding a his second straight 3-under 68. Teammate Sean Crocker is T2 individually after a 3-over-par 74 following Monday's blistering 64.
The Huskies moved up four spots to T6, just one stroke back of fifth-place Alabama. Carl Yuan shot even-par 71 and Frank Garber was 1-under to put the Huskies in position to advance with a strong Wednesday.
Cole Madey is T49 and Hidetoshi Yoshihara in 69th individually.
Stanford, California Regional
The Cardinal gave back a six-stroke lead and now sit seven strokes behind first-place Baylor. Maverick McNealy kept up his pace, though, carding a 3-under 67. McNealy is second overall individually, three strokes back of Oklahoma's Brad Dalke.
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Should they keep the pace, the Card still are primed for a NCAA Championship bid.
Collin Morikawa is the top individual without a team, and thus positioned to advance. His two-day total of 136 (four under par) is T5.
Baton Rougue, Louisiana Regional
The Ducks are tied for fourth with Northwestern after round two, but it's precarious. Just one stroke separates three teams -- Oregon, Northwestern, and Kentucky -- vying for two spots. Wyndham Clark, tied for second overall individually, had three birdies and shot a 2-under 70 to lead his team.
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Austin, Texas Regional
Alex Del Rey Gonzalez continued his hot streak into the second round, shooting even par in consecutive days as ASU sits fifth overall, three strokes clear of sixth-place Charleston. Jared duToit gave the Sun Devils a much-needed jolt, birdying four times on the back nine to card 2-under in round two.
West Lafayette, Indiana Regional
The Buffs were bumped two spots down from round one, now perched in last place at the West Lafayette regional.
College Grove, Tennessee Regional
Tyler Collier is tied for 34th overall in the individual race, carding a 3-over 75 in round 2.