April 28, 2014
EDMOND, Okla. --- The East Carolina men's golf team climbed up six spots to seventh-place during the second round of the 2014 Conference USA Championship Monday at the Oak Tree Country Club.
Behind the strong play of senior Eric Brady, the Pirates shot a 4-over 284 to move into the top half of the 14-team field. It was their second-lowest team round of the season.
Brady bounced back from a disappointing 10-over first round Sunday to shoot a team-best 2-under 68 in round two. The Cary native sank five birdie putts Monday and stood 4-under through 16 holes before a double bogey on No. 8 dropped him two strokes back. Brady moved up 24 spots in the standings and is tied for 29th with an 8-over 148 (80-68).
Leading the Pirates through the first two rounds is redshirt sophomore Al Dickens. Dickens fired a 1-over 71 in Monday's second round and stands tied for 11th at 4-over 144 (73-71). He pared the first 10 holes of the round before shooting 1-over on the final eight holes. The Charlotte product leads the Pirates with 24 pars.
Fellow sophomore George Kilgore fell one spot from 14th to 15th despite posting a better score in round two. Kilgore carded a 2-over 72 after shooting 3-over Sunday for 36-hole score of 5-over 145. Sophomore Jacob Hicks improved his score by five strokes, shooting 7-over in round two and is now 19-over.
Wes Conover posted a second round score of 73 after being disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard at the conclusion of round one.
The final round begins Tuesday at 9 a.m. EDT. ECU will be paired up with golfers from North Texas and UTEP with Conover the first to tee off for the Pirates at approximately 10:12 a.m. EDT.