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