STOCKTON, Calif. – Aided by senior Matt McCarty's 4-under 68, Santa Clara men's golf carded a second-round 285 finishing 36 holes of the Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational in sixth-place with a 2-under 574 team total.
With favorable playing conditions scores improved on Tuesday and the Broncos finished three-shots better than their opening-round 288. Still, it dropped them two spots on the leaderboard. Meanwhile, San Jose State maintained its advantage and took the clubhouse lead by four-swings over charging BYU.
"Another mediocre round put us in a mediocre position," head coach Rob Miller said of his team's score. "We're not in a bad spot, but we didn't take advantage of the day like other teams did."
McCarty flourished after the turn playing the back nine at 4-under that included an eagle on the par-5 11th and a pair of birdies. He jumped nine spots on the leaderboard into a tie for fifth with a two-round total of 4-under 140.
"Matt played great," Miller said. "He was dialed in on the back-nine."
Junior Berk Harvey matched yesterday's score with a 1-under 71 to maintain a share of ninth-place at 2-under 142.
Cruising along through the first 16 holes at 3-under, junior Zack Kaneshiro ran into trouble on the 17th taking a triple ending the day at even-par 72. His 36-hole total of 2-over 146 leaves him tied for 38th.
Konrad Brauckmeyer carded a 2-over 74 and is tied for 45th with a 3-over 147. "He struggled with his putting," Miller said of his sophomore. "He turned a 2-under into a 2-over."
"Our goal is to stay close to BYU," Miller said about the No. 5 ranked team in the country and fellow WCC member. "We're only seven shots back and anything can happen tomorrow."
Final-round action at the 7,315-yard, par-72 Reserve at Spanos Park gets underway with tee times from holes No. 1 and No. 10 at 7:45 a.m. PT. Live scoring is available by clicking here.
Santa Clara Second Round Individual Results
|T5.||Matt McCarty||72-68 = 140 (-4)|
|T9.||Berk Harvey||71-71 = 142 (-2)|
|T38.||Zack Kaneshiro||74-72 = 146 (+2)|
|T45.||Konrad Brauckmeyer||73-74 = 147 (+3)|
|T50.||Oscar Zimmerman (I)||71-77 = 148 (+4)|
|T61.||Alex Conley||73-77 = 150 (+6)|
(I) competing as an individual