2015 NCAA Men's Regionals: Day Two Recap
Jordan Niebrugge
Jordan Niebrugge
The last step for collegiate teams across the United States before reaching the NCAA National Championship are the six regional tournaments, which began Thursday. The top five teams from each regional will advance to the National Championship in Bradenton, Fla. at The Concession Golf Club — hosted this year by the University of South Florida.

South Florida, UNC-Charlotte, Colorado, Texas, UAB, and Oklahoma led their respective regional tournaments after day one, but after Friday's rounds, only two of the six teams are still at the top of the leaderboard.

Below are recaps from each of the six regional events, with links (coming soon) to individual stories about each regional site.

EAST REGIONAL - The Course at Yale - New Haven, Conn. full results>

While Oklahoma State junior Jordan Niebrugge blistered The Course at Yale on Friday, shooting a 62 to grab the individual lead by one, Rigel Fernandes and the South Florida Bulls maintained, and extended their lead to nine shots. The sophomore from India posted 64 on Thursday — four better than anyone on day one, to help USF to a one-shot advantage over Ohio State. The team shot five strokes better on Friday, and even dropped Fernandes' score — a one-over 71.

Niebrugge's round was bogey-free as the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links winner made eight birdies and ten pars to shoot ten strokes better than his 72 on day one. The Cowboys now hold fifth place by a stroke over Iowa, with Vanderbilt, San Diego State, and North Carolina State between them and the leading USF Bulls.

Maverick McNealy
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL - Finley Golf Course - Chapel Hill, N.C. full results>

After three players from UNC Charlotte posted four-under par 68 at UNC Chapel Hill's home course on a surprising day one, the 49ers dropped back into second place as Stanford stormed from seventh place all the way into the leading position. Led by sophomore Maverick McNealy (67), the Cardinal came from 15 shots back of Charlotte to take a stroke lead entering Saturday's final round. David Boote posted 68 while Franklin Huang fired 69 to help Stanford shoot 13-under on Friday.

Victor Wiggins, Raoul Menard, and Seth Gandy led the way for Charlotte on day one, with the sophomore Gandy and senior Menard both posting personal collegiate records. The team was brought back to earth on Friday, shooting three-over, though they still hold second place by four over Florida State, and by seven over Kennesaw State and Florida.

Bryson DeChambeau
CENTRAL REGIONAL - Sagamore Golf Club - Noblesville, Ind. full results>

Colorado jumped out to an eight-shot lead on Thursday, but regressed in the second round as the Buffaloes shot 23 shots higher and fell into second place. Southern Methodist shot even-par on a difficult day in Indiana and emerged from a second-place tie after round one into a four-shot lead.

Junior Bryson DeChambeau and freshman Ben Baxter are tied for fourth place individually and lead the Mustangs in their current top-spot, while sophomore Andrew Buchanan and junior Ryan Burgess posted 71s on Friday to help SMU slide into the lead.

Illinois, UCLA, and UNLV hold the final three top-five spots, with UCLA junior Jonathan Garrick shooting 68 on Friday to lead the individual race by a stroke over Colorado's David Oraee.

Clement Sordet
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL - The Rawls Course - Lubbock, Texas full results>

Texas Tech overtook in-state rival Texas on day two in Lubbock. Three Red Raiders golfers broke 70 on Friday, leading to a ten-under team total and a three-shot lead over the Longhorns. Clement Sordet leads the team in the 36-hole category, shooting 67-69 in the first two rounds while Guillermo Pereira's 67 paced the team on Friday.

Texas posted two-under 282 after going 11- under on Thursday, though they sit just three back of Texas Tech with one of the most stacked lineups in college golf, including possible NCAA Freshman of the Year Scottie Scheffler and stud sophomore Beau Hossler.

Giulio Castagnara
WEST REGIONAL - Olympic Course at Gold Mountain - Bremerton, Wash. full results>

Texas Christian and Alabama-Birmingham switched positions on Friday, with former second-place TCU sliding into first just a stroke ahead of UAB entering the final round in Bremerton, Washington. The Horned Frogs received a stellar 68 in foggy conditions from sophomore Giulio Castagnara, of Italy, in the second round to help take over the lead. He is tied for second place individually, two shots back of Washington senior Cheng-Tsung Pan.

USC is four back of UAB in third place while South Carolina and Baylor hold the final two spots inside the top-five, with Iowa State lurking just one shot back.

Michael Gellerman
SOUTHWEST REGIONAL - The Farms Golf Club - Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. full results>

Oklahoma burst open a 22-stroke lead at the Southwest Regional on Friday, breaking away from East Tennessee State while Arizona State shot seven-under to jump into second place. Jon Rahm's 64 helped the Sun Devils get back inside the top-five, though the team had to take two 73s on day two. Oklahoma benefited from three 69s and a 68 in their second round, with the 68 coming from senior Michael Gellerman. Gellerman, along with sophomore Max McGreevy, are tied for second place, two back of Rahm.

Behind Arizona State are Georgia Tech, ETSU, and Georgia, though six other teams are within 10 shots of fifth place.
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