LIHU‘E — The University of Hawai‘i men’s golf team fired a combined 306, Friday to slide to 17th place at the 45th John A. Burns Intercollegiate tournament being contested at the Hokuala Ocean Course.
Arizona, the leader following the opening round, continues to lead with a combined 552, just three strokes ahead of 38th ranked New Mexico that ended Round 2 with a combined 555.
Arizona’s No. 1 golfer Christian Banke, improved from his Thursday showing to finish four-under 68. Sam Sommerhauser led Arizona’s performance by finishing with a six-under 66 and end the day tied for sixth place with Banke and fellow Arizona golfer Chase Sienkiewicz who finished Round 2 with a one-under 71 for a combined 138 following two days of play.
New Mexico was led by Brandon Shong finishing with a six-under 66 followed by Sam Choi finishing a stroke back at 67.
Tyler Ogawa, UH’s top individual, set the pace for Friday by finishing one-over 73, an improvement over his Thursday 74 round. Freshman Pierce Braun is two stroke back following a 75, Friday. Hawai‘i junior Zachary Sagayaga rebounded from an opening round 79 to finish Friday with a three-over 76.
Aaron Du of California holds the individual lead at 11-under 133 after finishing Round 2 with a 5-under 67. Shane Ffrench of USC follows three strokes back with a combined 136.
The John A. Burns Intercollegiate wraps up Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at the Hokuala Ocean Course.
Source: The Garden Island