Men's Golf Sets School Record To Move Into Second At Bradford Creek Intercollegiate
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April 2, 2007
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Juniors Chris Ault and Andre Thorsen each fired a five-under 139 to lead East Carolina into a second place tie with Furman after 36 holes of competition at the 2007 Bradford Creek Intercollegiate hosted by ECU here Monday.
The 54-hole tournament is being contested at the 7,151 yard, par 72 Bradford Creek Golf Course.
Radford holds the overall lead in the team standings with an 11-under 565. ECU and Furman trail the Highlanders by two strokes entering the final round Tuesday after tallying a nine-under 567 Monday. Old Dominion is in fourth place at five-under followed by Barton College (-2), Florida Atlantic (-1) and Villanova (E).
The Pirates moved into second place by shooting a school-record 272 in the second round. Four of the Pirates' five team members each shot under par in the second round to best the former record of 274 by two strokes.
Playing as an individual, ECU freshman Tripp Brizendine is tied for the overall lead with Tennessee State's Adam Gruber and Barton's Nick Nosewicz with a seven-under 137.
The Pirate trio of Ault, Brizendine and Thorsen each recorded a round of 66 today, the lowest rounds of the day. Brizendine held the overall lead after the first 18 holes in which he fired a six-under. After shooting a 73 in the first round, Ault and Thorsen ascended up the leader board by shooting six-under in the second round.
Ault and Thorsen are tied for fourth place, two strokes back of first place.
Senior Robin Smith completed the first 36 holes tied for 10th place at two-under. Smith shot one-over during his opening round before he carded a three-under 69 in round two.
Sophomore Markus Leandersson, also playing as an individual, shot a two-over 146 and is tied for 33rd. Freshman Tanner Briele and senior Philip Reale are tied for 38th at three-over, while juniors Martin Nicholls and Anthony Reale are tied for 60th at six-over.
The final round of the tournament is slated to tee-off Tuesday morning at 8 a.m.