Sommerhauser's Round of 66 Keeps Cats in Lead
LIHUE, Hawai'I – Friday's second round of the John Burns Intercollegiate played out like the day before as Arizona was 12-under par heading into the turn with another Wildcat joining the top 10 of the individual leaderboards. The Wildcats would end the day shooting 11-under par to maintain their lead over the field at 24-under par and three strokes ahead of New Mexico.
"We had another very strong start to our round before tailing off a little bit on the final two holes of the course," said head coach Jim Anderson. "Sam's strong round on Friday gave us a third player in the top ten and Johnny just outside in 12th. If we continue our stellar play from Thursday and Friday, we should be in a great position for more team and individual titles on Saturday."
Sam Sommerhauser carded the second-lowest score of the field in Friday's action with a 66. Graduate senior Christian Banke also broke 70 with a 4-under round of 68. Sommerhauser, Banke and Chase Sienkiewicz enter Saturday's final round in a three-way tie for sixth place at 6-under par for the tournament.
The Wildcats are 6-under on par 4's, which leads the field by nine strokes in par-4 scoring while sitting one stroke behind BYU for the par-3 scoring lead for the event.
Saturday will be the final 18 holes of the 45th annual John Burns Intercollegiate as Arizona looks to win the tournament for the first time since 2004.