LAKESIDE, Calif. Freshman Taylor Coffman is tied for first and the University of Nevada men’s golf team is in sixth place after the first two rounds of the 2006 Barona Collegiate Cup. San Diego State will play host to the tournament on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24 at the par 72, 7,323-yard Barona Creek Golf Course in Lakeside, Calif.
Coffman carded a pair of career-low five-under 67s on Monday and is tied with UAB’s Zack Sucher (65-69) for first place with a two-round total of 10-under 134. The pair holds a one-stroke lead over San Diego State’s Aaron Goldberg (66-69=135).
Nevada shot a six-under 282 in the first round and an even-par 288 in the second to move into sixth place with a two-round total of six-under 570. Wichita State is leading the 18-team Barona Collegiate Cup with a total of 20-under 555 (277-278). The Shockers lead UAB by six strokes (283-278=561) followed by San Diego (563), Colorado State (565), San Diego State (565) and Nevada (570).
For the Wolf Pack, freshman Ryan Hallisey is tied for 21st at one-under 143 (71-72), while juniors James Haban (71-76) and Chase Cooper (74-73) both stand in a tie for 50th at three-over 147. Rounding out the Nevada lineup is sophomore Matt Rippy who is tied for 77th at seven-over 151 (73-78).
The Barona Collegiate Cup concludes on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The tournament concludes the fall season for the Wolf Pack, which will return to action on Feb. 12-13 at the UCLA True Blue Individual Collegiate. UCLA will host the tournament at the Valencia Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif.
Results and a recap of the final round will be available at www.nevadawolfpack.com.