June 2, 2010

Nick Delio Slips at NCAA Championship After Second Round 77

June 2, 2010

OOLTEWAH, Tenn. - Cal State Northridge junior Nick Delio carded a second round 77 and is currently tied for 133rd place after two rounds of the NCAA Championship at The Honors Course.

Delio followed up his opening round (+4) 76 on Tuesday with a (+5) 77 on Wednesday and sits at (+9) 153 with a final 18 holes to play on Thursday.

The junior from Valencia, Calif. opened on the back nine on Wednesday and had a pair of birdies and five pars on his way to a (+2) 38. But as was the case on Tuesday, Delio didn't help himself with a triple-bogey on the par-four 13th hole.

Finishing up on the front nine, he posted six pars and three bogeys for a total of (+3) 39 and an 18-hole score of (+5) 77.

"I've been playing well all week," said Delio. "I just haven't taken advantage of the good shots I've hit. I hit the ball pretty well today but I just haven't been able to score."

The Honors Course would seem to suit his game as did the Carlton Oaks course where he won the Southwest Region Championship a week and a half ago, but there is one key difference.

"Out here if you're out there's no bailout," said Delio. "Once you get yourself in trouble it's hard to get back to par."

"I think Nick hit the ball a little better yesterday," said head coach Jim Bracken. "But I definitely think he's got a solid round left in him for tomorrow."

Delio will tee-off the third and final round at 1:47 p.m. local time off the first tee.

NCAA DIVISION I MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Ooltewah, Tenn. (hosted by Tennessee-Chattanooga) The Honors Course Par 72, 7,395 yards

INDIVIDUALS T133. Nick Delio, CSUN 76-77--153 (+9)

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