April 12, 2014
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (SMU) - After leading for a good portion of the first round, the SMU Mustangs slipped to 10th on the leaderboard after two rounds at the 68th Annual Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate at the Pasatiempo Golf Club on Saturday.
The Mustangs, who entered the event ranked 27th in the nation according to GolfStat, were as low as seven-under par during the first round with four players tied for second at minus-two. SMU's fortunes turned, however, dropping the team to 10th overall on the 14-team leaderboard.
"We played very poorly today," SMU head coach Josh Gregory said. "We didn't manage the golf course or our emotions very well. Hopefully we will come out tomorrow with some pride and post a great round."
Ryan Burgess is the highest-ranked player heading into Sunday's final round, sitting at three-over par in 25th place. No. 4 Stanford leads the tournament, with No. 17 Washington, No. 3 California, San Diego State and No. 22 USC rounding out the top five.
The final round will begin with a shotgun start tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. CT. SMU will play in a group with UC Irvine and start on holes 10-12.