Anderson Takes Share of Lead at Folino Invitational
The senior will be going for his third collegiate title on Tuesday.
Feb. 20, 2012
Josh Anderson has a share of the individual lead after two rounds of the Folino Invitational, but the Pepperdine men's golf team dropped back to second place in the team standings on Monday.
The Waves had a five-stroke lead after Sunday's first-round at the par-72 Eisenhower course at the Industry Hills Golf Club. Though fact Pepperdine shot almost the same score on Monday (292-293=585), Long Beach State had a big day and moved two strokes in front of the Waves at 583.
The third and final round will be contested on Tuesday.
Anderson (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS) is going for his third collegiate title. After his second consecutive 1-under 71, he's tied with Kevin Lim of Long Beach State with 2-under 142s. Anderson had four birdies during his round, three of which came on the front nine.
Sophomore Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) and junior Johnny Mac Arthur (Newhall, Calif./Hart HS) have also enjoyed excellent tournaments to this point. Page is tied for third place with a 1-under 143 (72-71), and Mac Arthur is in sixth place with a 1-over 145 (72-73). Both are in the running to be medalist for the first time in their collegiate careers.
Page's second round began with an eagle on the par-5 first hole, and he added three more birdies during his day. Mac Arthur had four birdies during his round.
Additionally, sophomore Alex Forss (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS) is tied for 32nd place at 155 (77-78) and freshman Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita HS) is tied for 36th place at 156 (78-78).
Two Waves are competing as individuals. Freshman Caston Roberts (Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert Christian HS) is tied for seventh place at 146 (75-71) and sophomore Andreas Adler (Parkview, Hong Kong/Hills International College) is in 55th at 169 (83-86). Roberts had a team-high six birdies during round two.
Team Scores: 1. Long Beach State 297-286=583; 2. Pepperdine 292-293=585; 3. Sacramento State 298-290=588; 4. Cal State Fullerton 301-291=592; 5. Loyola Marymount 298-300=598; 6. UC Santa Barbara 302-301=603; 7. Cal Poly 312-305=617; 8. UC Riverside 307-315=622; 9. CSU Bakersfield 314-311=625; 10. Oakland 345-322=667.
Top Individuals: T1. Josh Anderson (Pepperdine) 71-71=142; T1. Kevin Lim (Long Beach State) 74-68=142; T3. Parker Page (Pepperdine) 72-71=143; T3. Jake Johnson (Sacramento State) 74-69=143; 5. Tyler Torano (Loyola Marymount) 70-74=144.
* competing as an individual