Pirates Open Spring Season At Wexford Invitational
Feb. 26, 2008
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Paced by junior Andre Thorsen and sophomore Tanner Briele, East Carolina stands 11 strokes off the lead and is in fourth place (299-298=577) in the team standings after Monday's opening two rounds of the third-annual Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate men's golf tournament, hosted by Francis Marion University on Hilton Head Island.
Furman carded team scores of 290 and 296 on Monday and leads second-place Elon University (298-292) by four strokes, 586-590.
The final round of the two-day, 54-hole event will be played on Tuesday (Feb. 26). The tournament is being contested on the par 72, 6,828-yard Wexford Plantation course.
Kennesaw State University is third (297- 298=595), followed by ECU, Presbyterian College (298-301=599), Francis Marion (294-306=600) and Winthrop University (304-296=600), Wofford College (294-307=601), George Washington University (304-298=602), USC Aiken (307-296=603), Marshall University (306-304=610), Bowling Green State University (311-308=619), Northern Illinois University (310-314=624), Davidson College (317-309=626), and Oakland University (320-310=630).
Elon senior Jimmy Lytle leads the individual standings after firing consecutive rounds of 3-under-par 69. His 138 total leads Elon teammate Jayson Judy (73-69=142) by four strokes. Schneider is tied for third with Rob Varner of Presbyterian at even-par 144. Cipriano Ayala of Winthrop (71-74=145) rounds out the top five.
Thorsen and Briele each carded a two-over par 146 through 36 holes with both shooting one-over par in each round. Freshman Warren Straub shot a seven-over par 152 (77-74) and is tied for 24th. Sophomore Tripp Brizendine is tied for 44th with a 10-over par 154 (76-78). Senior Martin Nicholls finished the first two rounds with an 18-over 162 (82-80).
Junior Markus Leandersson, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 59th with a 13-over 157 (78-79).