WEIR STAYS CLOSE AFTER SECOND ROUND OF NCAA PULLMAN REGIONAL
PULLMAN, Wash. — Jordan Weir shot 73 and Ryan Williams 75 during the second round of the NCAA Pullman Regional on Friday. Weir's effort follows an opening round 66 and ties him for 12th overall. Williams is tied for 49th place at 71-75-146.
Weir enters the final round on Saturday in contention to earn a berth to the NCAA Championships in Atlanta. The top five teams automatically advance as well as the lowest individual outside of those teams. The junior is one stroke behind four golfers for that individual spot.
On Friday, both Weir and Williams began on the 10th hole. Weir recorded pars on six of his first seven holes with a bogey on the par-3 11th as the exception. However, he was even at the turn following a birdie on the par-5 17th. A birdie on the par-4 second moved him into the red for the first time during the day but he immediately bogeyed the par-4 third. After three pars, he bogeyed the par-4 seventh and parred his final two holes.
Williams started strong with birdies on the par-5 10th and par-4 15th to stand at 2-under through his first six holes. Consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16 (par-3) and 17 (par-5) left him even at the midway point of his round. The senior bogeyed the par-4 first and second but added a pair of pars on the next two holes. A bogey on the par-5 fifth and four pars ended his round.
California remained in the team lead with a second round of 276. The Golden Bears, who are the top national seed, has an 11-stroke lead over USC.
Sam Smith, who set the course record on Thursday at 62, shot 64 during the second round and now leads the tournament by six strokes.
NCAA PULLMAN REGIONAL
Pullman, Wash. | Palouse Ridge GC
Par 72 | 7,308 Yards
1. #1 California 265-276-541
2. #13 USC 272-280-552
3. #24 Saint Mary's 267-290-557
4. #11 TCU 276-290-557
T5. San Diego State 270-293-564
T5. Pacific 274-289-563
T7. Ball State 281-284-565
T7. #25 Virginia Tech 277=288=565
9. BYU 282-291-573
10. Baylor 289-285-574
11. Memphis 276-299-575
12. North Texas 277-300-577
13. Princeton 292-287-589
14. Saint Francis 300-314-614
INDIVIDUAL TOP FIVE
1. Sam Smith, USC, 62-64-126
2. Michael Weaver, CAL, 65-67-132
3. Joel Slatler, CAL, 65-68-133
T4. Mac McClung, SMC, 63-72-135
T4. Eric Sugimoto, UOP, 65-70-135
SACRAMENTO STATE SCORES
T12. Jordan Weir 66-73-139
T49. Ryan Williams 71-75-146