SAN ANTONIO, Texas –The College of Charleston men’s golf team sits in eighth after the second-round of tournament play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Southwest Regional Championship held on Friday at Briggs Ranch Golf Club.
The Cougars went 2-under par on the front nine behind the play of junior Zach Munroe (Charlotte, N.C.), who paces the squad with two consecutive under-par rounds of 70-71—141 and is tied for eighth at -3.
Sophomore John Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshman William Rainey (Charlotte, N.C.) are tied for 39th at +3, while senior Alex Ellis (Austin, Texas) was 2-over for the day and is tied for 45th (+4). The average score on Friday was 73.08 as the field faced winds out of the south at 10-15 mph.
“We got off to a great start today,” CofC Head Coach Mark McEntire said. “In the middle of the round, we just lost our momentum. We wanted to be in position going into the last day and we have done that. Tomorrow is going to be fun and something our players will remember for a lifetime.”
No. 6-ranked and top-seeded Georgia holds a two-stroke lead with a 10-under 566 followed by No. 19 Vanderbilt (-8) which shot up the leaderboard with a 15-under, second-round score of 273. No. 31 SMU is third (-6), No. 43 Georgia State fourth (+1) and No. 18 UCLA, TCU and No. 42 Georgia Southern in a three-way tie for fifth (+2).
The Top 5-finishing teams and the low individual not on those teams after tomorrow’s final round will move on to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship hosted by Wichita State on May 23-28 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
The Cougars, who are currently three strokes out of fifth place and still in contention, will be paired tomorrow with Georgia Southern and UCF and tee off No. 10 beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CT) / 8:30 a.m. (ET). Live tournament scoring will be available at: www.Golfstat.com.