May 18, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - Sophomores Nick Willenborg and Alex Cusumano led the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team by posting rounds of 73 and 74, respectively, in day two of competition at the NCAA Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club this afternoon. Through two rounds of play, the Ramblers rest in 14th place with a team score of 621, just one shot behind No. 47 Middle Tennessee State (620). No. 13 Washington posted a team score of 281 today to surge ahead of Florida State (571) for the team lead with a score of 567.
Willenborg was impressive for Loyola, trimming five strokes off of his opening-round score by posting a one-over 73, including an eagle on the par-five, 583-yard, eighth hole. Meanwhile, Cusumano shot a two-over 74 and tallied three birdies on the day.
On the individual leaderboard, Illinois' Thomas Pieters claimed hold the top spot by posting a three-under 69 today and through 36 holes, owns a score of 137 (68-69). That score gives him a one-shot lead over Daniel Berger of Florida State (69-69=138). One day after firing a six-under 66, Texas' Jordan Spieth, the top-ranked player in the nation, struggled to post a 77 and now sits tied for 10th overall with a 143.
The teams wrap up action at the NCAA Regional with 18 holes of golf beginning tomorrow morning.
Team Results Through Round Two
1. Washington - 286-281=567
2. Florida State - 279-292=571
3. Texas - 279-293=572
4. Illinois - 284-291=575
5. Georgia Tech - 290-286=576
6. Oklahoma - 287-292=579
7. Saint Mary's - 286-302=588
8. South Carolina - 294-302=596
9. Sacramento State - 292-307=599
10. Arizona - 289-311=600
11. San Diego - 303-299=602
12. IUPUI - 297-307=604
13. Middle Tennessee State - 304-316=620
14. Loyola - 307-314=621