Solid Second Round Moves Huskies Up To Fourth At Lamkin
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Led by senior RJ Manke's two rounds of 2-under 70, the Washington men's golf team finished the first day of the Lamkin San Diego Classic in fourth place, improving seven places from the end of the first round to the end of the second.
In his first round, Manke, the current No. 1-ranked college men's player, made five birdies and three bogies at San Diego Country Club, for a 2-under 70 in the first round. In the second, he made five birdies and an eagle, along with three bogies, to match his first-round score.
The Huskies improved by eight strokes between the first round (287) and second (279), and enter Tuesday's third and final round trailing only LSU, Notre Dame and the University of San Diego.
"We started slow, but the guys finished well in round two and we crept up the leaderboard," said UW head coach Alan Murray. "We looked pretty rusty in round one, but got better as the day wore on."
Senior Noah Woolsey provided a lot of the spark for the round-two upswing, shooting a 1-over 73 in the opener, followed by a 4-under 68, notching five birdies in the second round. He enters the final round in a tie for 16th place, at 3-under
Also tied for 16th at 3-under is Teddy Lin, who like Manke scored a first-round 70. In the second round, he scored a one-under 71.
Bo Peng was another second-round climber, cutting six strokes off of his first-round 77 to shoot a 71 in the second. He's tied with teammate Taehoon Song, playing as an individual, at 4-over.
"We counted four under-par scores in round two, which is always pleasing," Murray said. "RJ and Noah shot really good 68s, and Bo and Teddy battled hard for afternoon 71s, which was a big help. We believe we have a really good team score in us tomorrow, and it's a matter of doing the little things well."
Tuesday morning, the Huskies will play the third and final round of the Lamkin.