SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's golf team was back in action on Monday, competing in the Sonoma State Invitational held at the Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. The Tritons are currently in fifth place out of seven teams with a score of 603 after the first two rounds of play.
UCSD followed an opening round 298 with a 305 in round two to conclude the day at 35-over par. The Tritons trail leader Chico State by 23 strokes heading into Tuesday's final round.
Jay Lim and Jacob Williams are leading the way for UCSD with identical two-round tallies of 7-over par, 149. Lim carded rounds of 76 and 73, while Williams followed an opening round 75 with a 74 in round two. They are currently tied for 17th place individually.
Fredrik Palmer-Picard had the next-best day for the Tritons, firing rounds of 73 and 81 to claim a share of 29th place at 12-over par, 154. Palmer-Picard has a one stroke lead over teammates Lewis Simon and David Smith, who both wrapped up the day at 155. Simon fired rounds of 78 and 77, while Smith shot a 74 and 81.
Chico State has a five shot lead over host Sonoma State in the team standings after finishing the day at 12-over par, 580 (284-296). The Seawolves carded rounds of 293 and 292 to come in at 17-over par, 585. Cal State East Bay is currently third at 594 (297-297), while Notre Dame de Namur is fourth at 597 (297-300).
Cal State Monterey Bay's Jered Stone sits atop the individual leaderboard with an even, 142 through two rounds. He carded a 72 in the opening round and a 70 and round two. Chico State's Kyle Souza and Cal State East Bay's Blake Ahlin are tied for second place at 1-over par, 143.
The third and final round on the 6,686-yard, par-71 layout will get underway with a shotgun start Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.