Golfers Move Up A Notch in Hawai'i
LAHAINA, Maui — The University of Colorado men's golf team inched up a notch here Saturday into a tie for eighth place after two rounds of the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational, the Buffaloes final event of the fall season.
No. 11 Oklahoma took over the lead with 22-under par 546 score, good for a six-stroke lead over East Tennessee State (552). First round leader Clemson dipped into third (553). The Buffaloes turned in an even-par score of 284 in the second round and are in a four-way tie for eighth place with a 563 total.
Sophomore Tucker Clark continued to lead the Buffaloes here, as he finished 36 holes with a 4-under 138 total, tying him for 13th. He had a team-high five birdies Saturday and has 12 over the two rounds.
Sophomore Dylan McDermott is tied for 24th after a second round 69 has him at 2-under 140; sophomore Jack Holland is tied for 41st with an even 142 total (a 74 Saturday); and sophomore Justin Biwer is tied for 59th after scoring a 1-over 72, moving up 19 notches with a 3-over 145 score.
Freshman Hunter Swanson shot a 2-over 73 to stand at 6-over 148, which has him tied for 91st in the 123-man field.
"I was proud of the guys. We really battled," CU head coach Roy Edwards said. "We do a really good job of managing our rounds when things aren't going well. We're focused on closing out the fall season with a good round tomorrow, which will move us up the board as a team and individually."
North Florida's Nick Gabrelcik carded a second straight 65 to lead the individual race, his 12-under 130 two strokes aged of first round leader, Clemson's Andrew Swanson.
The third and final round is set for Sunday; Colorado will be paired with Boise State, UC-Irvine and Louisiana-Lafayette and will tee off beginning at Noon MDT on holes 7 through 9.
|1.||Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida||65-65—130|
|2.||Andrew Swanson, Clemson||64-68—132|
|3.||Josh Ryan, Liberty||65-68—133|
|4.||Jase Summy, Oklahoma||67-68—135|
|T5.||Jake Holbrook, Oklahoma||70-66—136|
|T5.||Max Charles, Boise State||65-71—136|
|T5.||Drew Goodman, Oklahoma||64-72—136|
|2.||East Tennessee State||269-283—552|
|19.||Mount St. Mary's||290-305—595|