Pirate Golf Is Tied For Seventh At Mid Pines Intercollegiate
Sept. 13, 2005
SOUTHERN PINES, NC - The East Carolina men's golf team posted a 36-hole score of 578 and currently sits in seventh place, 18 strokes behind Lamar University after two rounds of the Mid Pines Intercollegiate golf tournament in Southern Pines, N.C.
Chattanooga's John Hodge is the individual leader after firing a pair of 68's in Monday's two rounds. He holds a one-shot lead over Chadd Cocco of St. Mary's (CA). Brian Grossman from Stephen F. Austin and the Maryland duo of John Eades and Tyler Whitman sit two shots off the pace in a tie for third.
UNC Greensboro, the tournament host, is in fifth place in the team standings, 12 shots off of the pace. Jake Lowder and J.D. Bass are in a tie for ninth place individually, four shots behind Hodge.
Maryland's Eades was the leader after Monday's first 18 holes, firing an opening round 65. Eades fired a 35 on the front nine and a six-under 30 on the back to record the second lowest opening round score in the tournament's five-year history. He had one eagle and five birdies in the opening round, playing the Par 5's at four-under. Eades bested Richmond's Jordan Utley, who fired a 67 in the opening round including a five-under 31 on the front side. Utley faded in the afternoon, however, shooting a 74 to sit in a tie for 12th entering Tuesday's final round.
Individually for the Pirates, sophomore Chris Ault and senior Philip Reale, II are currently tied for 24th after posting a 36-hole score of 144. In his first collegiate tournament ECU freshman Markus Leandersson posted rounds of 74 and 71 for a 145 total and is currently tied for 33rd.
UNCG was fifth after the opening round, seven shots behind team standings leader Lamar, who shot a 279 in the opening round thanks to four players shooting under par. Andrew Landry was Lamar's top player in the opening round, firing a 68 to tie for third place, individually. After two rounds, Dawie VanDerWalt and Justin Harding are Lamar's top golfers, sitting in a tie for sixth place, three shots off the lead.
The Spartans were paced in the first 18 holes by Lowder and defending tournament champion Nathan Stamey, who both fired one-under 71 in the opening round.
The third and final round gets underway with a shotgun start on Tuesday at 8:15 am.