Elmes 66 Leads Lions in First Outing
After getting a feel for the course, the Lions show huge gains in second round thanks to Riley Elmes and career-best 66.
SAN FRANCISCO - Sophomore Riley Elmes posted a career-best 66 in the second round of the USF Olympic Intercollegiate on Monday in San Francisco, Calif. The Lions shaved 13 strokes off their team score from the first and second round to gain momentum going into Tuesday’s final round.
The Lions posted a two-round 589 and are in 11th place, sitting just a stroke behind Cal Poly and Santa Clara, who are tied for ninth with a 588. Fresno State and TCU are tied for seventh at 583. BYU leads the field with a 568.
Leading the way on the day was Elmes. He posted a first-round 74 on the par-71 course at The Olympic Club. He then responded with the five-under 66 in round two. His round featured no bogies, three birdies and an eagle on the par-five 17th. He started the round on the 16th and set the tone for the round with the eagle on his second hole of the round.
Elmer is in four-way tie for second with a two round 140. Elmer gained 27 spots from the first round to the second round. He is just one stroke out of the lead.
Freshman Mason Glinski made his collegiate debut in a big way, posting a three-under par 68 in the opening round. He followed with a 75 and is in a tie for 12th, just one stroke out of a four-way tie for eighth.
The final round will tee-off Tuesday morning.
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