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Western Intercollegiate: Stanford leads overall, Aaron Wise paces Individuals
Maverick McNealy
Maverick McNealy
SANTA CRUZ, CA (April 12, 2016)--No. 7 Stanford (692) and Oregon (965) flip-flopped spots on day two of the Western Intercollegiate. The Cardinals turned a four shot deficit into a three-stroke lead at Pasatiempo Golf Club while Oregon's Aaron Wise (-11) maintained his lead atop the individual standings.

Stanford has been led by junior Maverick McNealy (-10). After scores of 66-64 McNealy will begin play tomorrow one shot behind Wise in second place. The Stanford star bogeyed just one hole and birdied seven on his way to his 6-under-par score. McNealy birdied holes 13-16 in succession to pull within one-stroke of the lead.

Overall Stanford has three players in the top-15. In addition to McNealy, sophomore Franklin Huang (-1) is T8 and senior David Boote (E) in T14.

Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise followed up his tournament record tying 7-under-par 63 with a day two 4-under-par 66. Wise bogeyed just one hole as he carded five birdies. Through two days Wise has now tallied an impressive 11 birdies.

Wise and McNealy have created a slight amount of separation between them and the rest of the field. Arizona State senior Max Rottluff (-7) is four back in third place. Rico Hoey (-5) the USC junior is a distant six back sitting in fourth.

Concluding the team top-5 standings are No. 18 USC (698) in third place, Pepperdine (705) is fourth and No. 9 Arizona State (708) is in fifth.

ROUND ONE STORY

Oregon (341) has jumped in front of the mostly Pac-12 field and leads the way after the first round of the Western Intercollegiate. Sophomore Aaron Wise (-7) is pacing the Ducks at the famed Pasatiempo Golf Club.

Wise began his round on No. 6 and surged to the top of the leaderboard at the end of play with four birdies on the final five holes. He finished the day with a tournament record tying 7-under-par 63. The 2015 Pac-12 Second Team performer tallied seven birdies during his bogey-free round. Wise had back-to-back birdies on three separate occasions. First on 8-9 then again on 1-2 and 4-5.

Oregon also received top-15 play from senior Zach Foushee (-1) and redshirt junior Nigel Lett (-1) who are both T13.

No. 7 Stanford (345) sits in second place just four-strokes back. The Cardinals were paced by junior Maverick McNealy (-4) who sits in second place overall. McNealy led most of the day until the Wise run late in the afternoon. The junior eagled the par-5 9th while also birding five holes and bogeying three.

USC junior Rico Hoey (-4) is tied with three others in third place.

Sitting behind Oregon and Stanford in the team standings are No. 4 USC (346) in third, Pepperdine (348) in fourth and No. 18 California (353) in fifth.

ABOUT THE Western Intercollegiate

54-hole men's college tournament hosted by San Jose State University. “The Western” is one of the most highly recognized national collegiate tournaments, conducted since 1946 Pasatiempo Golf Club; a historic venue where a player’s talent is always well-tested. Pasatiempo perennially ranks among the best by all of the major golf publications.

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Results For Transamerica Western Intercollegiate Golf Tournament
Place  PtsScores
1CAMaverick McNealyPortola Valley, CA90066-64-64=194
2CAAaron WiseLake Elsinore, CA50063-66-67=196
3CACorey PereiraCameron Park, CA30068-71-68=207
T4CARico HoeyRancho Cucamonga, CA30067-68-73=208
T4CAJonah TexeiraNorthridge, CA30072-67-69=208

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