IHUE, Hawaii -- Third-ranked California increased its lead to nine strokes after the second round of action on Thursday at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate hosted by Hawaii at the par-72, 6,991-yard Wailua Golf Course. Defending champion Joël Stalter (67-71 – 138, -6) remained in second place and will start Friday’s third and final round four strokes behind second-round leader Justin Kelly of BYU (68-66 – 134, -10).

All five Cal players are in the top 15 with Michael Weaver (70-70 – 140, -4) tied for fourth, Pace Johnson (71-70 – 141, -3) and Keelan Kilpatrick (70-71 – 141, -3) tied for eighth, and Brandon Hagy (71-72 – 143, -1) tied for 14th.

BYU (287-282 – 569, -7) and Texas A&M (286-283 – 569, -7) are tied for second nine shots off Cal’s pace and the only two other teams under par after 36 holes.

Friday’s final round will be a shotgun start beginning at 2 p.m. ET.