CU Buffs golf, O’Loughlin drop in standings after third round of Pac-12 Championships

Daniel O’Loughlin struggled on the back nine Tuesday at the Eugene (Ore.) Country Club during the third round of the Pac-12 Men’s Championships golf tournament, and the Buffs as a team dropped four places and into 10th place overall with one round remaining.

O’Loughlin shot a 78 Tuesday, a day after firing a two-round total of 137 on Monday. He dropped into a tie for 24th with his three-round total of 215, and Tuesday’s round included a 36-42 split. Ross MacDonald and Cole Krantz, who were CU’s respective second- and third-best finishers on Monday, also found rounds over par on Tuesday but remain in the top 50. Colorado as a team had a combined score of 377 in the third round.

Cal took over the team lead with a combined score of 343 Tuesday and an overall combined score of 1,050. UCLA is second (1,053) and Stanford third (1,054). The Bears vaulted up the standings thanks in part to Collin Mokiawa’s 64, which also put him in the overall lead individually.

The final round begins Wednesday at 9 a.m. MDT.