Bears remain in 13th place after Day 2 at NCAA Regionals
By KATIE MUCCI
EUGENE, Ore. – The Northern Colorado men's golf team finished another sunny day at the NCAA Eugene Regional competition Friday. The Bears carded a 304 through the second round, three shots below their first round mark of 307, remaining in 13th place with an overall score of 611.
"The guys played a little bit better today," Head Coach Roger Prenzlow said. "We actually had a chance to play a good round, but we stumbled in the middle. We're doing a lot of good things, we've got to just keep doing them and see if we can play a good round tomorrow."
Stanford still holds onto the top team spot, carding a two-over par score of 282 on the day to bring their 36-hole mark to 558 (-2). Patrick Rodgers of Stanford remained at the head of the individuals after carding a three-under par score of 67 for an impressive seven-under par score of 133.
One of the youngest team members competing for the Bears is still leading the team, as Julian Woodfork (Sacramento, Calif.) sits in a tie for 37th place with an overall mark of 149 (+9). Behind him is junior Steven Kupcho (Westminster, Colo.) who matched Woodfork in carding a 76 through the second round to finish the day in a tie for 46th place.
"Julian is having a good tournament," Prenzlow said. "He's about mid-pack in the field which is very good here. We just need a couple more of them to step up and play well and see if we can have a good final round. That's all we're here to do."
Senior Ben Krueger (Colorado Springs, Colo.) is in a tie for 62nd after carding a 75 on the day for an overall mark of 154. Rounding out the scorers for the Bears is freshman Jack Cummings (Aurora, Colo.) who carded a 77 to improve his position to 69th place from 73rd.
The final member of the team competing is sophomore Conner Barr (Beaverton, Ore.) who is in 74th place after shooting an 84 in the second round.
The Bears will finish the final round of the NCAA Regional competition Saturday.