MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — Top-ranked Cal State Stanislaus shot a 593 on Monday on a tough course as the Warriors lead the rest of the field by eight strokes after one day at the 62nd annual SoCal Intercollegiate Championships.
The tournament, hosted by UC San Diego, is played at the par-71, 7,143-yard Mission Viejo Country Club. The 54-hole tournament concludes with the final round on Tuesday.
The Warriors were led by senior Trevor Blair, who currently shares the lead with Sonoma State’s Alex Marry with a two-over 144. Both Blair and Marry shot a 71 in round one with a 73 in the second round.
Cal State Stanislaus leads No. 24 Grand Canyon (601) and St. Edward’s (602). No. 11 Sonoma State is in fourth with a 608. Defending national champion Cal State Monterey Bay, currently ranked No. 20, is in fifth with a 613.
Chris McCracken carded a four-over 146 and is tied for fourth while Rob Damschen is tied for ninth with a 150, giving the Warriors two players in the top 10.
Teddy Schrier (154) and Paul Smith (159) round out the Stanislaus scoring.
The Warriors are looking for their fourth tournament victory this 2011-12 season. They’ve finished in the top four in the other two tournaments played.