Arizona Ends Day Two In First at Pac-12 Championships
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Using another strong round that was filled with birdies, No. 21 Arizona Men's Golf rose to the top of the leaderboards at 29-under par and enters the final round of the Pac-12 Championships with a four-stroke lead over second-place Arizona State. Senior Brad Reeves followed his team up the leaderboards, shooting the lowest round of the day at 67 to end Tuesday in a tie for first place.
"We have a team that is very composed, and it is fun to watch this group's experience put them in this position," said head coach Jim Anderson. "For tomorrow, we will continue making good aggressive swings at smart targets while making a couple adjustments on a few holes with clubs. We certainly played well, particularly to finish the round today, but I know our best golf is still coming."
Reeves sank six birdies on the front nine holes on Tuesday en route to his 5-under round to move from third to first. The senior looks to hold on to win his second tournament of the season after picking up his first collegiate win at the Arizona Intercollegiate in January.
Fellow senior Trevor Werbylo shot even par following back-to-back rounds of 69 on Monday and now sits in a four-way tie for ninth place entering Wednesday's final round. The Tucson native's trio of eagles in the tournament are the second most among the field.
The Wildcats continue their dominant scoring on the course's par-4 holes leading the 12-team field in par-4 scoring by 17 strokes.
Behind Reeves and Werbylo, the remaining Arizona lineup is all among the top 35 of the field with Chase Sienkiewicz at 2-under, Briggs Duce and Christian Banke at even par and David Laskin at 1-over.
Arizona's pursuit of its first Pac-12 Championship since 2004 will begin on Wednesday at 8:36 a.m. (MST) alongside Arizona State and Oregon.