Husky Brock Mackenzie's 60 Ties NCAA Record, Ducks Five Strokes Back
March 24, 2003
EUGENE, Ore. - Washington's Brock Mackenzie tied an NCAA record by carding a 12-under 60 in the second round of the Oregon Duck Invitational, played Monday at the 6,854-yard, par-72 Eugene Country Club. Mackenzie, a junior from Yakima, Wash., led the Huskies to a four-stroke edge over No. 6 Arizona and five stroke lead over Oregon in the team standings.
The host Ducks nearly matched the Huskies' pace thanks to senior John Ellis' 68-69-137 day that left him alone in second, three strokes back of Mackenzie's 134. Junior Mike Sica also played solidly for the Ducks, going 72-73 for a 1-over 145 that was tied for 13th, while senior Chris Carnahan of Albany, Ore., was tied for 30th at 3-over 147.
Oregon led after the first round with a 3-under 285, but Mackenzie powered the Huskies to the two-round lead at 568 that included a 13-under 275 in the afternoon. Arizona was second at 572 with Oregon third at 573, No. 9 UCLA fourth at 581 and UC Davis fifth at 583. A pair of ranked teams from the East didn't fare as well in the cool Oregon weather as No. 17 Northwestern was eighth at 587 and No. 24 Vanderbilt was ninth at 590. 23rd-ranked Pepperdine was tied for 10th at 591.
Mackenzie's second round included 10 birdies, one eagle and seven pars as he smashed both the Eugene Country Club and University of Washington single round records. He became the third collegian with a round of 60, joining Arizona State's Paul Casey, who shot a 10-under 60 during the final round of the 1999 Pac-10 Championships at Seattle's Broadmoor Country Club, and Georgia Tech's Bryce Molder, who like Mackenzie, was 12 strokes under par for his 60, set Nov. 5, 2000, at the Palmetto Dunes Collegiate.
In the individual standings, San Jose State's Bryant Reyes was third at 138, which included a 66 in the morning, while Arizona's Ricky Barnes, the defending U.S. Amateur champion, was fourth at 139. Brandt Snedeker of Vanderbilt, the No. 1-ranked collegiate player in the country, was tied for 21st following his 72-74-146 day.
A pair of local freshmen competing as individuals had strong showings for the Ducks. Kyle Johnson of North Bend, Ore., was tied for 13th at 145, that included a career-low 71 in the opening round, while Springfield's Justin St. Clair carded a career-low 70 in the morning and finished tied for 30th at 147.
The tournament concludes with a single round beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Oregon will be paired in the lead group with Washington, Arizona and UCLA.
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