Utah State's Tyson McFarland In Second-Place After First Two Rounds At Purple & Red Golf Invitational
Oct. 11, 2010
LAYTON, Utah -
Utah State's Tyson McFarland is in second-place with a six-under 138 and just three shots off the lead after the first two rounds of the 2010 Purple & Red Invitational held here at Valley View Golf Club Monday.
As a team, Utah State is tied with Air Force for ninth-place with scores of 584 as the Aggies shot a one-over 289 during its first round and a seven-over 295 in its second round. Washington State leads the 16-team field with a 17-under 559 (280-279) and Sacramento State's Jake Johnson is the day one leader at nine-under par after rounds of 70 and 65.
McFarland, a senior from Rexburg, Idaho began the tournament with a four-under 68 and then carded a two-under 70 during his second 18-holes. Overall, McFarland was two-under on the par 3's, three-under on the par 4's and one-under on the par 5's to go along with 26 pars.
Senior Benjamin Schilleman (Layton, Utah) is tied for 21st at even par after consecutive rounds of 72 as he led the field with 28 pars during the day. Junior Chanse Godderidge (Smithfield, Utah) is tied for 51st with a five-over 149 (72-77), junior Austin French (Idaho Falls, Idaho) is tied for 69th with a nine-over 153 (77-76) and senior Thad Truman (Blackfoot, Idaho) is in 95th-place with a 20-over 164 (85-79).
Utah State also had three players compete as individuals and sophomore Brendan Dennis (Roosevelt, Utah) leads that group as he is tied for 46th with a four-over 148 (74-74). Junior Quinn Jensen (Bountiful, Utah) is tied for 86th with a 13-over 157 (81-76) and freshman Beau Ehlers (Evanston, Wyo.) is tied for 90th with a 15-over 159 (81-78).
Utah State will conclude the tournament with 18 holes Tuesday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.
TEAM RESULTS 1. Washington State - 280-279 -- 559 (-17) 2. Portland - 289-278 -- 567 (-9) 3. Sacramento State - 290-279 -- 569 (-7) 4. Weber State - 287-287 -- 574 (-2) 5. Boise State - 291-285 -- 576 (E) 9. UTAH STATE - 289-295 -- 584 (+8) 9. Air Force - 290-294 -- 584 (+8)