PULLMAN, Wash. -- Princeton remained in 13th place at the NCAA Men's Golf Regional in Pullman, Wash., after Friday's second round.
No. 1 California still leads the field, standing at 35-under through 36 holes, 11 shots better than USC. The top five teams will advance to the NCAA Championship at Georgia Tech in two weeks, and the two Pac-12 schools along with Saint Mary's and TCU are in the top four with San Diego State and Pacific tied for fifth. Ball State and Virginia Tech are just two shots back of that group at -11, with BYU next at -3.
Princeton stands at 13-over through two rounds. Greg Jarmas, tied for 34th at 1-under, leads the Princeton contingent, three shots in front of the Tigers' 18-hole leader, Bernie D'Amato, at +2.
Individually, USC's Sam Smith, who has had the two lowest rounds of the tournament, leads the field at -18, six shots better than Cal's Michael Weaver. The top player not advancing with one of the five teams will also go to the NCAA finals, and depending on the fifth-place team tie, that standard is either with Pacific's Eric Sugimoto at -9 or San Diego State's Riccardo Michelini at -7.
Also, Yale senior Sam Bernstein, the reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, shot an 86 in the second round on Friday as play continued at the NCAA's Baton Rouge Regional at The University Club. That leaves him at 160 (+14) after two rounds, tying him for 62nd among the 75 players at the regional. Florida's Tyler Vogel leads with a 141.