Men's Golf In Second At Bandon Dunes After One Round
Oct. 26, 2004
BANDON, Ore. -- No. 19 UCLA survived a punishing fall storm to take the first round lead before a driving rain halted play Monday afternoon at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, played on the par-72, 7,040-yard Bandon Dunes Golf Course.
The Bruins shot a 3-over 291 and will enter Tuesday with a five-shot leadover No. 17 Arizona State and a seven-stroke advantage over Northwestern and No. 10 USC. The weather forced tournament officials to shorten the event to 36 holes, which will tentatively be completed Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.
The morning round got off to a relatively benign start with light winds under overcast skies. The dry conditions made for the day's best scoringopportunities and Northwestern's Bryson Young, who had four birdies in hisfirst nine holes, took advantage to post the low total on Monday, a 2-under 70.
Only two other players managed to break par, 2003 NCAA individual medalistAlejandro Canizares of Arizona State and USC's Taylor Wood, who both carded a 71.
As players made the turn around 11 a.m. the Bandon Dunes course began to bear its teeth. The wind picked up out of the south, gusting to 25 miles per hour, and the first squall line moved through at 1 p.m. From there, conditions -- and scores -- only got worse. About five holes into the second round, teams were called off the course at 3:20 p.m. after two hours of hard rain left too much water on Bandon's greens.
In spite of the conditions, UCLA posted remarkably consistent scores. JohnPoucher led the way with a 72, while Kevin Chappell, Daniel Im and PeterCampbell each had 73s. Poucher and Washington's Alex Prugh were tied forfourth at level par.
Arizona State was second at 296, followed by USC and Northwestern at 298.Washington was fifth at 301, No. 20 Minnesota and Indiana tied for sixth at 304, defending NCAA champion California was eighth at 305 and Arizona was ninth at 307.
In the conference challenge, the Pac-10 took a 38-stroke lead, plus-70 toplus-108. Each conference counts its low six scores to determine the challenge winner.
Full results are available at GoDucks.com.
Top Team Scores1. UCLA 2912.Arizona State 2963. USC, Northwestern 2985. Washington 301