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Jacob Williams had a pair of eagles during the first two rounds Monday.
UCSD Tied for 3rd After Two Rounds at Cal State San Marcos Invite
Release: Friday 02/04/2013 

VISTA, Calif. - The UC San Diego men's golf team opened its season Monday and sits in a tie for third place after two rounds of the Cal State San Marcos Cougar Invitational at Shadowridge Country Club.

UCSD totaled a 29-over 605, shooting a 310 in the opening round and coming back to card a 295 over the second 18 holes to move up two spots in the standings.

Oklahoma City sits atop the leaderboard with a 14-over 590 (298-292). Host CSU San Marcos, which led after round one, is a close second at 592 (294-298). The Tritons are tied for third with The Master's College, which shot 302-303--605 on the par-72 layout.

Individually, the Tritons were led by a pair of players tied for 14th overall. Lewis Simon and Daniel Yang both sit at a 6-over 150, mirroring each other with a 77 in the first round and a 73 in the second. Jacob Williams is tied for 25th with a 9-over 153 (77-76), Jay Lim is tied for 42nd with a plus-13 157 (84-73) and Clayton Yamaguchi is tied for 61st with a 20-over 164 (79-85).

Simon leads the field in pars with 28 while Williams has a tournament-best two eagles. Williams and Yang each recorded five birdies. 

UCLA's Jake Knapp is the individual leader after carding a 9-under 135, which included a 7-under 65 in the second round, the lowest total of the day. Adam Loran of CSU San Marcos is second (71-73--144) and Oklahoma City's James Marchesani is third (72-73--145).

It was the first time UCSD had been in action since competing at Cal State Monterey Bay's Otter Invite back in October of 2012.

Last season, the Tritons placed fourth of 12 teams at the Cougar Invitational, also held at Shadowridge.

The 16 competing squads, as well as seven individuals, play the third and final round Tuesday starting at 7:30 a.m.

T3. UC San Diego +29 310-295--605
T14. Daniel Yang: +6 77-73--150
T14. Lewis Simon: +6 77-73--150
T25. Jacob Williams: +9 77-76--153
T42. Jay Lim: +13 84-73--157
T61. Clayton Yamaguchi: +20 79-85--164

1. Oklahoma City: 298-292--590 +14
2. Cal State San Marcos: 294-298--592 +16
T3. The Master's College: 302-305--605 +29
T3. UC San Diego: 310-295--605 +29
5. Victoria (BC): 312-296--608 +32
6. Holy Names: 304-310--614 +38
7. Cal Lutheran: 311-311--622 +46
8. Point Loma Nazarene: 316-307--623 +47
9. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps: 318-314--632 +56
10. Embry-Riddle (Ariz.): 315-321--636 +60
11. William Jessup: 320-318--638 +62
12. Arizona Christian: 333-313--646 +70
13. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 326-321--647 +71
14. Whittier: 326-324--650 +74
15. Biola: 327-327--654 +78
16. Occidental: 328-330--658 +82

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