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    Ogren Tied for Sixth at -2 after Two Rounds of Western Intercollegiate
    Illini junior Mark Ogren is tied for sixth place at -2 after two rounds of the Western Intercollegiate.

    Illini junior Mark Ogren is tied for sixth place at -2 after two rounds of the Western Intercollegiate.

    March 19, 2007

    Santa Cruz, Calif. - Illini junior Mark Ogren is currently tied for sixth place at 2-under par following two rounds of play at the 61st annual Western Intercollegiate, hosted by San Jose State University at the par 70, 6,432-yard Pasatiempo Golf Course. Ogren shot an even-par 70 in this morning's first round and then fired a career-low round of 2-under-par 68 in this afternoon's second round. The 68 topped his previous career-low score of 69, which he carded twice last season. Ogren's 36-hole total of 138 has him tied for sixth out of 96 golfers in the field.

    Illinois is in 14th place in the team standings with a 36-hole total of 585 strokes. The Illini shot a 293 in round one and shaved one stroke off that score with a 292 in round two. Purdue leads the 18-team event with a score of 562. Long Beach State's Brett Lederer is the individual leader at -7 (133).

    Senior Kyle Hosick was the UI's second scorer today. He is tied for 43rd with a score of 147 after carding rounds of 73 and 74. Fellow senior Patrick Nagle is one stroke behind Hosick, tied for 47th with a score of 148 after shooting rounds of 73 and 75.

    Freshman Matt Hoffman, who his competing as an individual at this event, is tied for 62nd at 150, carding a 76 in round one followed by a career-low 74 in round two. Sophomores Jon Krick (T79th, 154) and Andy Shiels (T89th, 159) round out the Illini lineup.

    The third and final round of the Western Intercollegiate will be held Tuesday.

    Western Intercollegiate Team Standings
    (after two of three rounds)
    1.	Purdue             279-283=562
    2.	Long Beach State   283-281=564
    3.	Fresno State       283-283=566
    4.	Washington         281-292=573
    5.	Hawaii             293-281=574
    6.	Nevada             284-291=575
    7.	California         282-294=576
    8.	Xavier             291-286=577
    T9.	UAB                288-291=579
    T9.	San Diego          291-288=579
    T9.	Kansas             291-288=579
    12.	St. Mary's         288-293=581
    13.	Columbia           289-293=582
    14.	ILLINOIS           293-292=585
    15.	New Mexico State   294-299=593
    16.	San Jose State     300-294=594
    17.	Pacific            302-299=601
    18.	Northern Colorado  313-311=624
    

    Illinois Results (after two of three rounds) T6. Mark Ogren 70-68=138 -2 T43. Kyle Hosick 73-74=147 +7 T47. Patrick Nagle 73-75=148 +8 T62. Matt Hoffman (ind.) 76-74=150 +10 T79. Jon Krick 79-75=154 +14 T89. Andy Shiels 77-82=159 +19

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