STANFORD, Calif. – The back nine on the second day of The Goodwin proved to be much different than that of the first round for the Oregon men’s golf team Saturday afternoon. The Ducks were at one point just three-strokes back from Stanford before Oregon shot a combined nine bogeys and one double-bogey compared to just five birdies on the back nine.
The Ducks ended the day with a 285 5-over card for an overall score of 273-285—558 (-2), and held steady at third-place heading into the final round of play.
“Today was a difficult day,” head coach Casey Martin said. “It was pouring rain at one point to go along with some wind. The guys did well, but we just didn’t have anyone shoot real low. Hopefully we can get hot tomorrow.”
The second round was delayed midway through the day due to some heavy showers but resumed in the early afternoon.
Stanford continued to hold the top position, but shot a 281 on the day to sport a team score of 268-281—549 (-11). UCLA replaced St. Mary’s in second place after vaulting to the top behind a 278 card on the day and a team score of 277-278—555 (-5).
Brandon McIver led the Ducks once again, shooting even par. The sophomore was 2-under heading into the back nine but, a bogey on the 12th and 15th-hole put McIver back at 70 and currently sits in fourth place.
Thomas Lim was 1-over on the day with a 71 card. The freshman had quite the tally of scores on the back nine firing in three birdies, but was mired by a pair of bogeys and a double-bogey on the 14th-hole that put him in a tie for 23rd heading into the final round.
Sulman Raza and Brandon Baumgarten both shot 2-over. Raza had a much rougher time on the front nine, putting up three bogeys with just a birdie. The sophomore would shoot one more bogey before sinking a birdie on the 16th-hole and ended up in a tie for 20th heading into the third round.
Baumgarten was able to keep his score to just a 72 on the day thanks to a birdie on the 16th-hole. The freshman is currently 5-over in the tournament after shooting a 73 in the first round.
Zach Foushee was 3-over on the day, sandwiching a birdie on the ninth-hole with a pair of bogeys on the front nine and the back nine. However, Foushee was slightly below the course average in the second round with his 73 card. The course average for the second round came in at 73.53 compared to yesterday’s average of 71.55.
Oregon will tee off at 9:40 a.m. (PT) Sunday, March 30, for the third and final round of The Goodwin at the Stanford Golf Course.
University of Stanford Golf Course | Par-70, 6,727 yards
1. Stanford, 268-281—589 (-11)
2. UCLA, 277-278—555 (-5)
3. Oregon, 273-285—558 (-2)
4. Washington, 286-273—559 (-1)
5. USC, 278-285—563 (+3)
T6. St. Mary’s, 271-296—567 (+7)
T6. UAB, 279-288—567 (+7)
T8. Northwestern, 286-289—575 (+15)
T8. Fresno State, 289-286—575 (+15)
10. Colorado State, 286-281—577 (+17)
11. UNLV, 291-287—578 (+18)
12. SDSU, 281-299—580 (+20)
13. TCU, 282-299—581 (+21)
14. UC Davis, 287-295—582 (+22)
15. LMU, 286-297—583 (+23)
16. San Francisco, 293-291—584 (+24)
17. Washington State, 288-297—585 (+25)
18. San Jose State, 289-313—602 (+42)