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Mother Nature Causes Trouble At NCAA Regionals

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UC Davis and UC Irvine struggled on day two of the NCAA DI Regionals as they battled inclement conditions and weather delays, while Cal Poly’s Justin De Los Santos shined in San Diego as he moved into the top 20.
UC Irvine remains in 11th place at the Lubbock Regional following a second round performance of 291, pushing its two-day score to 578.  Host Texas Tech fired a blistering 10-under-par 274 to propel the Red Raiders to the top spot of the leaderboard with a 552 point total.  Texas is three spots back in second and is followed by Duke with 558.  Houston holds the fourth slot at 561 and Southeastern Louisiana and Louisville are knotted in fifth with a 4-under 564.

Jacob Schulze was unfazed by less than stellar playing conditions as he went on to shoot even-par 71 on Friday to total 143 and pace the Anteaters and tie for 34th.  Teammates Pete Fernandez and David Kim are tied for 46th after posting 3-over 145.   Bryan Shin is tied for 51st with 146 and Jonathan Young sits 73rd with a total of 154.  UC Irvine, making its 13th appearance in the NCAA Regionals, tees off the final round at The Rawls Course (par 71, yardage 7,349) Saturday at 6:25 a.m. (PT) with Georgia State and North Florida.

After carding a second round score of 295 for a two-day total of 584, UC Davis dropped to ninth place at the NCAA Bremerton Regional.  With a 12-under 564 point total, TCU leads the 14-team field playing on the 7,115-yard Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club.  UAB is one stroke back in second place and USC holds the third spot at 569.  South Carolina moved up two spots to grab the fourth slot with a 571 point total and Baylor vaulted to the fifth spot after carding the low-round score of the day, 280, for a two-day score of 573.

Ryan Han carded two-under 70 and currently paces the Aggies and is tied for 17th with a total of 143.  Luke Vivolo is tied for 23rd after carding 144 and is followed by Patrick Soli with a 146 point total.  With a two-round score of 151, Mike Brockington finds himself tied for 54th and Matt Searmin is 73rd after registering 157.

UC Davis, who is paired with Michigan and host Washington, starts round three on the 10th hole when it tees off at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

De Los Santos, one of 10 individuals competing at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., jumped 13 spots after carding 1-under 71 today for a two-round score of 146.  De Los Santos, the 2015 Big West Conference individual champion, bounced back from a triple-bogey on his first hole with five birdies on the day.  He is slated to begin the final round of competition at 10:34 a.m. on the 10th hole.

Six 54-hole regional tournaments are being conducted May 14-16.  The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.  The finals will be conducted May 29-June 3 at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida. South Florida is the host institution for the 2015 championships.

NCAA Regionals
Lubbock, Texas
The Rawls Course
May 14-16, 2015
par 71 • yardage 7349

1.Texas Tech 278-274=552
2. Texas 273-282=555
3. Duke 276-282=558
4. Houston 274-287=561
T5. Southeastern Louisiana 285-279=564
T5. Louisville 283-281=564
7. Auburn 280-285=565
8. California 279-287=566
9. Purdue 279-289=568
10. Georgia State 287-284=571
11. UC Irvine 287-291=578
12. North Florida 291-292=583
13. Charleston Southern 286-309=595

Bremerton, Wash.
Gold Mountain Golf Club
May 14-16, 2015
par 72 • yardage 7115

1. TCU 281-283=564
2. UAB 280-285=565
3. USC 281-288=569
4. South Carolina 288-283=571
5. Baylor 293-280=573
6. Iowa State 287-287=574
7. Washington 287-290=577
8. Michigan 292-288=580
9. UC Davis 289-295=584
10. Pepperdine 292-295=587
11. VCU 304-288=592
12. Sam Houston State 300-295=595
13. Cleveland State 305-291=596
14. South Dakota 298-304=602