DuBois Cards an Even-Par Round on Day 2
Nov. 4, 2017
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Gonzaga men's golfer Ben DuBois carded a 71 (E) in the second round of the Ka'anapali Classic Collegiate on the Royal Ka'anapali Course Saturday.
DuBois' 71 was the lowest round of the day for the Zags. He made five more birdies on Day 2, along with 10 pars. His 26 pars over two rounds are the fifth-most in the 115-golfer field. The senior is two-under, with a 2.75 average, on Par-3 holes, which tops the field. He is tied for 52nd at three-over entering the final round.
Gonzaga remained in 16th place as a team. The Bulldogs were 16-over (300) in Round 2, and are 19-over (587) for the tournament.
Nick Nolan and David Ganz are tied for 68th at five-over (147). Ganz was three-over (74) in the second round. He went one-under on the front-nine with three birdies. Nolan was five-over (76) Saturday. After starting on the 14th hole, he went even-par on the front-nine.
Tyler Munetake and Chris Mogg were both eight-over (79) on the second day. Munetake is tied for 74th at six-over (148), while Mogg is 12-over (154). Munetake finished with three birdies Saturday, and Mogg made 12 pars.
Playing as an individual, Holden Backes went three-over on the front and back nines. He was six-over (77) in the second round and is nine-over (151) in the tournament. The freshman is in a tie for 92nd.
"While only a handful of teams shot over par yesterday, only a handful of teams shot under par today with the wind blowing 15 -- 25 miles-per-hour," GU head coach Robert Gray said. "We hung in there with most of the teams until our final holes, where we played our final four holes eight-over par, which doubled our over par total for the day.
"Great round by Ben today posting even par with a triple bogey in difficult conditions. David also hung tough after making double bogey on his second hole of the day, then played his final 16 holes in one-over. Nick made a couple of double bogeys today which had a big impact on his final score but he made a bunch of gritty pars out there."
California's Collin Morikawa moved to the top of the leaderboard Saturday. He carded a 68 (-3) in Round 2, and is 10-under (132) entering the third and final round. Morikawa has a one-stroke lead over South Carolina's Scott Stevens and Andy Spencer of Kansas.
Twelfth-ranked LSU has a three-stroke lead over No. 15 Cal for first on the team leaderboard. The Tigers are 25-under (543), after a 275 (-9) team total in the second round.
"It's supposed to be windy again tomorrow," Gray said. "Another chance to put four solid scores on the board and move up the leaderboard to finish off the fall season."
The final round begins at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time Sunday. Live scoring will be available on GoZags.com.
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