Stanford, Calif. - For the second straight day at the NCAA Regionals, junior Alex Edfort struggled with his consistency as he shot a +1, 71 on Friday, May 18. Cominbed with his 72 from the first day, Edfort ended the first two days of action at +3 and in a tie for 47th. The juinor finds himself 12 strokes off the lead with 18 holes to play after Cal's Michael Kim shot a -6 on day two to post a -9, 131 at the top of the leaderboard.
Starting his day on the back nine, Edfort needed a few holes to warm up in the round as he bogied two of the first five holes of play. Despite the setback, Edfort recovered with back-to-back birdies on holes 15 and 16 to bring his opening nine back to even par.
Making the turn, Edfort took advantage of the first hole to move to one-under for his round as he birdied the 521 yard, par 5 hole for the secod straight day. Edfort's move up the leaderboard would be shortlived, however, as the junior bogied the next two holes before suffering a double-bogey on the sixth to drop to three-over for the day. The sixth cost Edfort the day before as well as the junior carded a triple-bogey on Thurdsday afternoon on the same hole. Even with the setback, Edfort kept his focus, responding immediately on the 539 yard, par-5 seventh as he tallied his second eagle of the tournament to bring his round to one-over where it would stay.
Edfort will end his play at the 2012 NCAA Regional on Saturday, May 19, as the regional tournament finishes play with third round action.
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