NCAA men's golf regionals: Stanford storms into lead at Chapel Hill

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Stanford came roaring back into the swing of Pac-12 contenders on Friday, landing in first place after an impressive 13-under par performance in North Carolina. The Conference of Champions held strong elsewhere, with six of eight schools competing in the top five of their respective regionals. Here's your team-by-team breakdown of who led the way on Day 2:

               Chapel Hill Regional – UNC Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


There's no sport like golf to remind us of what a difference a day can make. After netting a team score of +2 and finishing in seventh place on Thursday, the Cardinal turned the field on its head with a 13-under team score of 275. Stanford now finds itself in first place in the Chapel Hill regional going into Saturday at -11. Leading the way for the Cardinal was none other than Maverick McNealy, who finished at -5 on the day to bring him to -7 on the week. David Boote and Franklin Huang helped the cause with -4 and -3 efforts, respectively.

Noblesville Regional – Sagamore Golf Club, Noblesville, Indiana


On the other side of the coin is Colorado, whose lead at Sagamore was captured by Southern Methodist after the Buffaloes posted a 12-over day on the links. CU's David Oraee insured the Buffs didn't slip any further with a -2 performance of his own. Colorado now sits in second place at +1, four strokes behind SMU at -3.


UCLA remains in fourth place at Noblesville after a slightly better performance Friday (289) than on Thursday (293) to find itself at +6. Jonathan Garrick led the way for the Bruins with a -4 performance on the day.


Oregon had a better day than it did yesterday with a +4 (293) performance to land at +14 on the weekend. The Ducks couldn't, however, make any progress up the leaderboard and remain in sixth place heading into Saturday at Sagamore.

Bremerton Regional – Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, Bremerton, Washington


The men of Troy continued their strong showing in the Pacific Northwest Friday, shooting an even-par 288 to remain at -7. The Trojans find themselves in third place behind TCU (-12) and UAB (-11) after two days of competition. Rico Hoey tendered another -3 performance to lead the way for USC.


The hometown Huskies took a bit of a slide down the leaderboard on Friday, finishing at +1 to land in seventh place in Bremerton. The Dawgs shot +3 (290), with Cheng-Tsung Pan shooting an impressive -3 (69) to carry the torch for UW.

Lubbock Regional – The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas


An extremely competitive field in Lubbock has the Golden Bears in eighth place at -2 through two days. K.K. Limbhasut helped the Bears out with a two-under 68 round, but Cal will need help from everybody to catch up with leaders Texas and Texas Tech, both tied at -15.

San Diego Regional – The Farms Golf Club, San Diego, California

Arizona State

ASU turned the tables on yesterday, shooting -7 (281) to come back to second place in the region at +5. John Rahm absolutely dominated the day, shooting -8 (64) to bring the Sun Devils back to life. Rahm is tied for the individual lead in San Diego.


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