March 23, 2012
Lakeside, Calif. – Bo Andrews and Anders Albertson each shot 5-under 67s in Thursday’s first round, and 9th-ranked Georgia Tech stood in sixth place when play was suspended due to darkness midway through the second round of the Barona Collegiate Cup.
Play was halted with all 16 teams still on the course Thursday night at the Barona Creek Golf Club. San Diego State, ranked 12th in the nation and host of the event, had surged from third place to take a nine shot lead over first-round leader Kent State. The Aztecs were 11-under-par through 14 holes of the second round, and 23-under-par for the tournament.
The 26th-ranked Golden Flashes stood at 14-under-par, followed by No. 10 Southern California and No. 37 North Texas at 13-under-par. TCU was in fifth at 7-under, and Tech sixth at 2-under.
The Yellow Jackets struggled in the second round, slipping six strokes to par through 14 holes, but only one position on the leaderboard, when play was halted. Albertson continued to play well, 3-under through 15 holes, and was tied for fourth place at 8-under, just one shot behind Anders Engell of St. Mary’s, J.J. Spaun of San Diego State and Taylor Pendrith of Kent State.
Tech posted a team score of 352 (8 under par) in the opening round of the event, in which the best five scores among six competing players count toward the team total, and were nine strokes back of leader Kent State (343) when the second round began. Albertson and Andrews were tied for 8th place individually, three strokes behind Engell.
Play resumes in the second round at 10:30 a.m. Friday, with the final 18 holes scheduled to follow.
BARONA COLLEGIATE CUPBarona Creek Golf ClubFirst-Round Results
TEAM LEADERBOARD 1 Kent State 343 -17 2 North Texas 344 -16 3 San Diego State 348 -12 4 TCU 349 -11 T5 Georgia Tech 352 -8 T5 Southern California 352 -8 7 St. Mary’s (CA) 355 -5 T8 Illinois 358 -2 T8 Northwestern 358 -2 T10 Arizona 360 E T10 Pepperdine 360 E 12 Hawaii 361 +1 T13 Pacific 364 +4 T13 Central Conn. St. 364 +4 15 Utah 371 +11 16 Loyola Marymount 373 +13
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 1 Anders Engell St. Mary’s (CA) 64 -8 T2 Taylor Pendrith Kent State 65 -7 T2 Johan de Beer TCU 65 -7 T4 Luke Guthrie Illinois 66 -6 T4 Mackenzie Hughes Kent State 66 -6 T4 Ty Spinella North Texas 66 -6 T4 Corey Conners Kent State 66 -6 T8 Anders Albertson Georgia Tech 67 -5 T8 Ian Phillips TCU 67 -5 T8 J.J. Spaun San Diego State 67 -5 T8 Bo Andrews Georgia Tech 67 -5