No. 6 Men's Golf tied for first through two rounds of NCAA East Regional Championship
May 21, 2010
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Texas senior Lance Lopez matched his opening round 2-under 68 with another on Friday to lead the Longhorns in round two of the NCAA East Regional Championship at The Course at Yale.
Texas opened the day atop the team leaderboard and ended the day in a tie for first place alongside Kent State. The Longhorns shot a collective 1-over 281 on Friday and sit at 5-under par as a team through two rounds.
Penn State sits in third at even-par, while UCLA sits in fourth at 3-over par. Virginia is in fifth place at 5-over par. East Tennessee State's Rhys Enoch leads individually at 7-under par. The top-five team finishers and the low individual not on one of the top-five teams will advance to the NCAA Championships set for June 1-6 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Lopez (Missouri City, Texas), the 2009 NCAA Austin Regional champion, sits three shots off of the lead in fifth place at 4-under through 36 holes. Freshman Cody Gribble, the individual leader through the first round, is tied for third after carding a 1-over 71 on Friday. Gribble (Dallas, Texas) sits two shots off of the lead at 5-under for the tournament.
Junior Bobby Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.) carded a 1-over 71 and sits in a tie for 19th place with a 1-over 141 through 36 holes. Sophomore Dylan Frittelli (Pretoria, South Africa) shaved one stroke off of his opening round and finished with a 1-over 71 in round two. Frittelli is tied for 34th place at 3-over heading into Saturday's final round.
Senior Charlie Holland (Dallas, Texas) shaved three strokes off of his opening round and carded a 4-over 74 in round two. Holland sits in 65th place at 11-over par.
Texas tees off in Saturday's final round at 7:40 a.m. Central.
2010 NCAA East Regional Championship
On Lance Lopez's performance: Lance obviously has turned up big for us these last few rounds with a 68 yesterday and again today. And today's was even better given the challenges the golf course presented. I'm happy for him. He has the experience and has played well at past NCAA regionals. This one has not been any different. We really needed that round.