The Wildcats entered the day in 10th place, but posted a second-round 287 (-1) to move into a tie for seventh at 586 with Florida. Arizona notched a 12-stroke improvement over its first-round total. Georgia leads the 12-team field with a 556 total.
Individually, Cody Beyer leads the Wildcats with a two-round 145 (+1) and stands tied for 19th place with 18 holes remaining. Beyer is currently 10 strokes off the pace of tournament leader Nick Cassini of Georgia, who tallied a two-round total of 135 (-9).
After posting just one round at par on Friday, the Wildcats rebounded with three scoring rounds at par or better on Saturday. Chris Nallen carded UA's low round of the tournament Saturday with a 70. He enters Sunday's final round tied for 30th place at 148 (+4). Other UA finishers include Ricky Barnes, who is tied for 21st place at 146 (+2), Reid Hatley, who is tied for 26th place at 147 (+3), and Ben Clark, who is tied for 57th place at 156 (+12).
The 54-hole Ford U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships are being contested at Vista Vallarta in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The course is a par 72, 7,057-yard layout.