May 21, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. - OU men's golfer Ben Blundell shot a second-round 76 (+4) at the NCAA West Regional in Bremerton, Wash., Friday and sits in a 44th-place tie with one round remaining.
The senior, one of 10 golfers competing individually at the regional, entered the day tied for 31st place after shooting a first-round 75 Thursday at the 7,104-yard Gold Mountain Golf Course. He is at +7 (151) for the tournament and trails leader Darren Wallace (-5) of Washington by 12 shots.
In order to advance to the June 1-6 NCAA finals, Blundell must record the lowest score among the 10 individuals and all competitors not on the five advancing teams. Through two rounds, he is seventh among the 10 individuals.
Host Washington leads the team standings for the second straight day after recording a 5-under second-round 283. The Huskies are in front of second-place Illinois by 16 shots and third-place San Diego and USC by 17 shots.
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Blundell, who is playing in his 42nd collegiate event, tees off at 11:20 a.m. CT Saturday on hole No. 10 with Fresno State's Brian Sunker (+16) and Washington State's Kevin Tucker (+9).