UC Davis continues to lead at The Goodwin
Luke Vivolo of UC Davis
(UC Davis Photo)
STANFORD, CA (March 25, 2016)--Reigning Big West Player of the Year Luke Vivolo (-8) and his UC Davis Aggies (549) have led at the end of each of the first two days of The Goodwin. They will look to go wire-to-wire tomorrow at the Stanford Golf Course.
UC Davis will carry a 10 stroke lead into the final round. Host and No. 10 Stanford (559) currently sits in second place with Colorado (560) in third. No. 4 USC (583) is currently tied for 16th.
The Aggies have three players in the top-10. Besides leader Luke Vivolo; Ben Corfee (-5) is tied for third. Corfee will begin the final round three behind his teammate. Patrick Soli (-1) is in a 10th place tie.
Vivolo started his first round with an opening hole birdie and bogeyed just one hole for the day. His start today was a little different; beginning on No. 10 Vivolo carded an opening hole double-bogey.
It did't take long for Vivolo to right the ship. After a couple of pars, Vivolo picked up his first birdie on No. 13. That began a stretch of 5-under par golf over the course of six holes. The highlight of his first nine 33 was an eagle on the par-five 16th.
On the front side Vivolo was even-par until his second double-bogey of the day on the fifth. Once more he was able to rebound with back-to-back birdies on seven and eight. When the dust settled Vivolo had posted a second round 3-under par 69.
Trailing Vivolo by one for the second consecutive day is Oregon's Aaron Wise (-7). Three contestants are tied at 5-under par in third place.
Stanford's Maverick McNealy (+6), less then a week removed from playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational is tied for 63rd.
FIRST ROUND RECAP
First round leader Luke Vivolo (-5) has helped UC Davis (277) to the day one lead at The Goodwin. UC Davis will take a three-stroke lead over host No. 10 Stanford (280) into the second round at Stanford Golf Course.
Following the completion of play on Thursday, UC Davis has placed three players inside the top-17. Vivolo, the reigning Big West Player of the Year, paced the team with his 65.
The senior began his day on the first hole and promptly birdied, it was the first of four birdies on the opening nine. His only blemish of the day was a bogey on No. 14. It was sandwiched in between birdies on No. 10 and No. 16.
Vivolo has a one-stroke lead over Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise (-4). Three players are 3-under par while another five are 2-under par.
The only other ranked team in the field is No. 4 USC (293) and they are currently in a tie for 16th.