Brooks Falls Seven Spots in Second Round
SALEM, Ore. – A pair of double-bogeys gave Steven Brooks a four-over 76 on day two of the NAIA National Tournament, sliding from a tie for 25th to a tie for 32nd. Brooks’ third round will begin at 5 pm eastern on Thursday in the second to last group of the day. The tournament will be cut after Thursday’s round.
After a birdie on the second hole on Wednesday Brooks suffered his first double of the tournament on number three to move to two over for the tournament. A string of eight straight pars was broken on the 12th hole where he doubled the par-5 hole. A bogey on 15, a hole he birdied on Tuesday, and a bogey for the second straight day on 18 sandwiched between a birdie on 16 and a par on 17 closed the round at four over.
At five over for the tournament, Brooks is tied with eight other golfers in 32nd place. Sondre Ronold from Oklahoma City moves into first place at six-under for the tournament after a 69 on Wednesday. First round leader Anthony Marchesani is third at four-under after an even-par 72 on day two. Bellevue’s Davis Garner shot a second-round-best 68.
Oklahoma City extended their lead by six strokes on Wednesday, shooting 288 and leading Grand View 568-582 for the tournament. KIAC Champion Point Park shot 310, one shot worse than Tuesday, but fell from 19th to 20th overall.
The third round will begin at 10 am eastern and all 154 golfers will compete. The tournament will be cut to the top 17 teams and 40 individuals at the conclusion of Thursday’s play.