When: March 2, 2020
What: 2020 Cabo Collegiate
Where: Cove Club (par 71, 6,807 yards) – Cabo Del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Rapid Recap and Scoring/Pairings: www.golfstat.com
Arizona, fueled by David Laskin’s 67 and a pair of 69s from Trevor Werbylo and Briggs Duce, posted a 9-under 275 to take a 3-stroke lead over surging Vanderbilt.
Coach Jim Anderson’s Wildcats shared the first-round lead with Baylor and three-time defending champion Oklahoma State and through 36 holes stand at 15-under-par 553. Their fourth score of 70 was posted by Aidric Chan.
“Any time you tee it up, you want to have an opportunity to win one round, or nine holes, or the one hole to go and our job of this week is just to focus on one round at a time, even more specifically just one shot at a time,” Anderson said. “I know that sounds a little cliché, but putting yourself in this position is exactly what you want to do and now we have a chance to perform our best on our final round and if that happens, then we are probably going to be a pretty great shape for the tournament.”
Arizona State held third place at 558 and Florida State and Stanford were tied for fourth at 559. The Cardinal made the largest leaderboard jump of the day, seven places from 11th to T4th.
Vanderbilt, led by William Moll’s 5-under 66, moved up three positions into second place.
Stanford freshman Barclay Brown of England logged the 2020 tournament’s lowest round (and second lowest in event history) with a clean card of 7-under 64 that included five birdies and one eagle. He was joined by Ethan Ng (68), Henry Shimp and Daulet Tuleubayev (69) for a second-round total of 14-under par 270, one stroke off the tournament mark 269.
“I hit a few shots close, made a few putts, really just keeping out of trouble because there are plenty of good scores out there,” Brown said. “It was really just keeping the bogeys and the doubles off the card which I think we all did well today.”
Brown shot a first-round 71 and shares the top spot on the individual leaderboard at 7-under 135 with Baylor freshman Johnny Keefer, of San Antonio, Texas, and Arizona’s Trevor Werbylo, a junior from Tucson.
Arizona’s first-round co-leaders Oklahoma State and Baylor each finished at 283 for the day and 561 for 36 holes and dropped five positions to T6. The Cowboys are vying to win their fourth consecutive title.
Coach Jim Anderson, Arizona
Barclay Brown, Stanford
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Links to post-round Q&A videos:
Barclay Brown, Stanford (player):
Johnny Keefer, Baylor (player and co-leader post round 2):
Jim Anderson, Arizona (coach):