Costas Panay Shoots Five Under In Second Round at Maui Jim
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Golden Bears' men's golf team was highlighted by redshirt sophomore Costas Panay in the second round of the Maui Jim Intercollegiate. The Redmond, Washington native delivered a career-low 65 (-5 strokes) on Saturday, propelling himself into a tie for 13th. Cal moved up into a tie for seventh place in the process.
Panay's second round was strong throughout as he recorded just two bogeys compared to five birdies and an eagle. After starting the day tied for 37th, he is now tied for 13th in the 90-person field and has nine birdies in his first two rounds. Redshirt freshman Tony Chen recorded the Bears' second-lowest score of the day, carding a 68 (-2) which is a 5-stroke improvement over his first round score. Chen currently sits in a tie for 53rd. Sophomore Sampson Zheng also improved over his first round today, finishing with a 69 (-1) which included three birdies. He is tied for 38th. Meanwhile, redshirt freshman Ethan Chung delivered a one-over-par second round and is now tied for 33rd.
As a team, Cal improved six strokes over its first round to shoot a combined 273 (-7) strokes. With eagles from Song and Panay, the Bears' now have the second-most eagles in the tournament. Tied for seventh with one round to play, Cal has plenty of room to move up in the standings as just seven strokes separate it from a three-way tie for third between Auburn, Louisville and Washington.
The third and final round will begin on Sunday, September 12 at 7am. The Bears will be in the final group to tee off with a start time of 8:40am. Cal will be paired with players from Oregon (9) and Arizona (T7). Live stats can be found here.
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