NCAA men's golf championship: Trojans lead field after Day 2
Day 2 of play is in the books at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida with the USC Trojans not conceding much of anything. The Trojans lead the field of 30 teams competing for the NCAA stroke play title after Saturday's round. Your team-by-team recap of the day's events:
Who saw this coming? Mighty USC improved upon its already-strong +1, 289 showing on Friday by tendering a -3, 285 team round on Saturday. They lead the field at -2, 574; the only team scoring under par through two rounds. The Trojans' Sean Crocker played like a man possessed, shooting a -4, 68 on Saturday. He's in fourth place as an individual.
The Ducks moved up four spots on the leader board to wind up tied for 14th alongside Texas and Virginia. Oregon shot a +6, 294 as a team, with Aaron Wise's strong -2, 70 round leading the way for the webfoots. UO is at +18, 594 on the weekend.
The Dawgs improved three spots to finish Saturday in 17th place. They were paced by a -2, 70 round from Cheng-Tsung Pan to finish with a +6, 294 day on the links. In total, the Huskies are at +19, 595 heading into Sunday's round.
The Bruins took a slide of sorts on Saturday, falling 11 spots to end the day in 19th place. UCLA stands at 598 strokes through two days of this stroke play championship, with no players scoring under par in Saturday's action.
It didn't get any better for the Sun Devils, either, on Saturday. They fell seven spots to end in 24th place with 605 strokes. Aces John Rahm and Max Rotluff could not build on their Friday under-par rounds, and finished with a +3, 75 and +6, 78, respectively, on Satuday.
Stanford actually did improve three places to finish in in 26th at +31, 607 through two days of play, but they will need more from Pac-12 individual champion Maverick McNealy who is +6, 150 heading into Sunday.
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