San Jose del Cabo, Mexico -- Despite improving its team score by three strokes, the Saint Mary's golf team dropped into a tie for third place after the second round of the Cabo Collegiate today at Club Campestre Golf Course.
The Gaels finished the day with a 5-over par 289 and is tied with the University of San Francisco for third place overall with a 13-over par after two rounds. Yesterday, Saint Mary's finished behind tournament-leading Arkansas after shooting an 8-over 292.
The Razorbacks remained in first place, stretching their lead to 18-strokes over second-place Southeastern Louisiana. Tennessee is in fifth-place at plus-15. Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara each dropped to a tie for seventh place and Gonzaga is in 10th heading into tomorrow's final round.
Individually, Saint Mary's junior Mac McClung is tied for sixth-place overall. The Fremont, Calif. native shot a 1-over par 72 to go with his 1-under 70 yesterday and is even par for the tournament. Arkansas sophomore Sebastian Cappelen leads the medalist competition with a 6-under 136 after shooting 3-under 68 in each of the first two rounds.
Gaels junior Ben Geyer is tied for 14th place overall after shooting his second-consecutive round of 1-over 72. The Arbuckle, Calif. native owns a two-round total of 2-over 144. Senior Eric Grimberg is the only other Gael among the top-20 in the individual standings. He shot equaled yesterday's 2-over 73 and is at 4-over for the tournament.
Freshman Jonathan De Los Reyes improved his score from yesterday and moved into a tie for 29th place overall. The Antioch, Calif. native shot 77-72 in the first two rounds for a 7-over par 149 total. Sophomore Alex Bungert enters tomorrow's final round in a tie for 53rd place with scores of 82-74 for a two-round total of 14-over 156.
The 12-team field returns to the course tomorrow for the final round of the three-day tournament.