Pirates Move Up Six Places At C-USA Championship

Eric Brady

April 28, 2014

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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.



Tulsa (569) holds a narrow three-stroke lead over Charlotte (572) and a four-stroke lead over No. 18 UAB (573). Middle Tennessee (575) and Rice (575) are tied for fourth, six strokes off the pace. Tulsa's Logan McCracken stands atop the individual leaderboard at 3-under 137.

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.