Men’s Golf Fourth After 36 Holes Of Firestone Invitational

Men’s Golf Fourth After 36 Holes Of Firestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio – Santa Clara men's golf entered the clubhouse in fourth-place at 1-under 575 after 36 holes of the weather-delayed Firestone Invitational.

"It's our first tournament of the season and we were a little rusty," head coach Rob Miller said. "But we got through it and we'll get back out there tomorrow."

Junior Matt McCarty and freshman Alejandro Gutierrez ended the day among the top-10 to pace the Broncos on the 7,125-yard, par-72 Firestone Country Club North Course.

McCarty had the team's low score of the day with a second-round 4-under 68, moving him to 2-under for the tournament and into a share of seventh with a 142 total, just four shots behind co-leaders Fabian Sunden of host Akron and Gustav Fransson of Old Dominion.

"Matt had a nice comeback in the second round after struggling with his putting in the first," Miller said.

A 2-under 70 in his first collegiate round put Gutierrez among the top-5 after 18 holes. However, his second-round 73 dropped him into a tie for ninth with a pair of golfers at 1-under 143. "He's a solid player. He's going to contribute," Miller said of his rookie.

Junior Zack Kaneshiro carded a second-round 1-under 71 to enter the clubhouse in a tie for 20th at 1-over 143.

Berk Harvey and Konrad Brauckmeyer each shot even-par 72 over the first 18-holes. Harvey's second-round 75 put him tied for 25th at 147. Brauckmeyer scored a 76 in the afternoon and fell into a tie for 34th at 148.

South Carolina-Aiken, ranked No. 9 in the recent Golfweek Division II poll, holds a one-shot lead over host Akron and Old Dominion with the Broncos nine swings back entering Tuesday's final round. Play begins at 5:30 a.m. PT with tee times from holes No. 1 and No. 10. Live scoring is available by clicking here.

Santa Clara Second Round Individual Results

T7. Matt McCarty 74-68 = 142 (-2)
T9. Alejandro Gutierrez 70-73 = 143 (-1)
T20. Zack Kaneshiro 74-71 = 145 (+1)
T25. Berk Harvey 72-75 = 147 (+3)
T34. Konrad Brauckmeyer 72-76 = 148 (+4)

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