Smith Tied for 66th at NCAA Golf Regional

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DALY CITY, Calif. — Sophomore Scott Smith climbed six spots into a tie for 66th after the second round of the NCAA West Regional, being held Thursday-Saturday, May 14-16 at the par 72, 6,863 Lake Merced Golf Club.

Smith turned in a one-under 71 on Friday to move from 72nd to 66th with a two-round total of six-over 150 (79-71). Arizona State’s Jesper Kennegard carded a four-under 68 on Friday to move into the individual lead at 10-under 134 (66-68). He holds a three-stroke advantage over opening-round leader Matthew Giles of USC (65-72=137).

Arizona State continues to lead the 13-team NCAA West Regional with a two-round total of 22-under 554 (279-275). The Sun Devils hold a six-stroke advantage over Oregon (282-278=560).

The top five teams and top individual not on those teams at the NCAA West Regional will advance to the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships May 26-30 at the Inverness Club in Toledo,