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Liberty Battles After Day One in California

April 6, 2009
|  Stevinson Ranch, Calif.
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Nathan Schenz-Davis and the Flames are battling at Colorado's Stevinson Ranch Invitational, contested in Stevinson Ranch, Calif.

Nathan Schenz-Davis and the Flames are battling at Colorado's Stevinson Ranch Invitational, contested in Stevinson Ranch, Calif.

Host Colorado (579) holds a narrow one-stroke lead over Nevada (580) and Washington State (580) through two rounds at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational, at the par-72, 7,142-yard Stevinson Ranch Golf Club in Stevinson, Calif. Liberty (600) is in a three-way tie for 11th place, 21 strokes behind the leader. The Flames are knotted with Cal State Bakersfield and South Dakota State.

The Flames are led by Robert Karlsson (75-69—144), who is tied for sixth place, seven strokes behind Colorado's Pat Grady (68-69—137), the tournament leader after Monday's play. Nathan Schenz-Davis (73-76—149) sits in a tie for 29th place, five strokes over par. Tobias Pettersson (76-79—155) is 11 strokes over par, while Preston Dembowiak (78-78—156) is 12 over par. Jay Calvo (83-75—158) rounds out the Liberty five at 14 over par.

Nevada's Ryan Hallisey (71-69—140) is on the heels of individual leader Grady, three strokes back. Loyola Marymount's Greg Moss (72-70—142) is in third place, five strokes off the lead.

There is a traffic jam at the top of the team standings, with St. Mary's (582) in fourth place, three strokes behind the leader, Colorado. Loyola Marymount (584) is in fifth place, five strokes off the lead.

The Stevinson Ranch Invitational, hosted by Colorado, will conclude with a final round on Tuesday, at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club.