Sugimoto Puts Himself Into Contention For The Final Day Of The Bandon Dunes Championship

Pacific Golf - Photo by: Vicki McCormack
Pacific Golf - Photo by: Vicki McCormack

Bandon, Ore. - With just one round remaining at the Bandon Dunes Championship, freshman Eric Sugimoto has put himself into contention for his first collegiate title by shooting a +1, 72 on day two.  The sophomore sits at even-par through two rounds of play and trails the tournament's leader, Washington's Chris Williams, by four strokes with 18 holes to play.  Williams carded a -4, 67 on day two of play to take the 36-hole lead into the clubhouse on Saturday, March 17.

As a team, the Tigers moved up two spots to eighth after shooting going six-over during the second round.  Overall, the Tigers have posted a 588, +20, over the two days of play and trail a group of three by just one stroke for fifth place.  To finish inside the top three, the Tigers have to make up three strokes while the leader, Washington, holds a 17 stoke advantage over the Tigers and seven over the net closest team.

  R1 R2 R3 Total
8 Pacific 298  290   +20, 588
T4 Eric Sugimoto
70  72   E, 142
T13 Dan Garcia 75  70   +3, 145
T37 Byron Meth 76  73   +7, 149
T59 Alex Edfort 77  77   +12, 154
T59 Drew Bender 79  75   +12, 154