May 21, 2010
Washington State University senior Kevin Tucker fared three strokes better in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional Championships Friday, at the par-72, 7,104-yard Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Tucker posted a day-two score of 75 (+3) after opening the three-round tournament with a 78 (+6), Thursday. The Kennewick, Wash., native is tied for 48th, and is five strokes back of the top 25 headed into Saturday's final round. He is scheduled to tee off on the back nine at 9:20 a.m.
"Kevin hit the ball much better today, and he scored a little better as a result," WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. "Off-and-on rain made the scoring pretty tough again, but he's getting a better feel for the greens as we go. I'm looking for him to post his best score of the tournament tomorrow."
Tucker is playing in his second-straight NCAA regional championships, and is the first men's golfer in school history to earn multiple individual postseason invitations.
Gold Mountain is one of six regional championships sites throughout the country, and Tucker is competing against 13 teams and nine other individuals, vying for the right to advance to the NCAA Championships. The top five teams from each of the regional sites and the low individual not a member of those teams will advance to the NCAA Championship June 1-6, at The Honors Course near Chattanooga, Tenn.