Pirates Move Into Third at C-USA Championships
April 23, 2012
TEXARKANA, Ark. --- East Carolina shaved eight strokes off its score and moved into third-place Monday following the second round of play at the 2012 C-USA Men's Golf Championship on the par 72, 6,935-yard Texarkana Country Club. ECU began the day in seventh-place.
The Pirates (295-287=582) trail tournament leader Memphis (282-289=571) by 11 strokes and second-place UCF (290-284=574) by eight strokes. The trio will tee off the final championship round at 9:50 a.m. EDT Tuesday.
ECU holds a one stroke lead over fourth-place UAB (292-291=583) and a two-shot lead over fifth-place SMU (284-300=584).
Senior David Watkins carded the Pirates' low round of the day, shooting a 2-under 70 to move to 1-under 144 through 36 holes. Watkins is tied for seventh and is among nine players under par.
UCF's Greg Eason and Houston's Roman Robledo are tied for the overall individual lead at 6-under.
The winner of the C-USA Championship receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals. Live scoring is available here.