GREENSBORO, N.C. – The No. 67 ranked UNCG men’s golf team posted two of its four lowest rounds of the fall to sit in fourth place overall at the prestigious Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Sunday at the Grandover Resort East Course. The highly competitive field boasted seven teams finishing at even-par or better after 36 holes. The third and final round will have an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Monday with live scoring available for the event at www.golfstatresults.com. The Spartans will tee off from holes No. 4-7.
The Spartans are in fourth place with an 11-under par 565 score after recording scores of 283 and 282 in the first two rounds. The second round score of 282 ties its season-low posted twice already this season. The Spartans had four golfers under par through the first two rounds. No. 14 Purdue leads the tournament field at 33-under par 543 as it recorded scores of 277 and 266. The 22-under par 266 second round score for the Boilermakers is the lowest single round score in the 11-year history of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
No. 16 North Carolina is second overall with a 29-under par 547 as it carded scores of 275 and 272. Northwestern is in third place just two strokes in front of the Spartans at 13-under par 563 with rounds of 290 and 273. Purdue’s Austin Eoff holds a 2-stroke lead individually at 13-under par 131 after rounds of 64 and 67. He leads Henry Do of North Carolina who sits at 11-under par 133 (65-68). Eoff and Sam Triplett of Northwestern posted 8-under par rounds of 64 Sunday, which is the second-lowest round in the history of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate and the lowest round since it moved to Grandover four season’s ago.
Junior Jake McGlone (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin) led the way as he is tied for ninth overall. McGlone is 4-under par 140 after notching a 1-under par 71 in round one and a 3-under par 69 in round two. He has already finished in the top 20 in three out of the Spartans’ first four events this year. He ranked fourth in the field with 25 par scores Sunday.
Freshman Bryce Hendrix (Greenville, N.C./D.H. Conley) posted his best two rounds of his young career Sunday. Hendrix recorded a career-low 2-under par 70 in round one and a 1-under par 71 in round two, his first two under par rounds of his career. He is tied for 11th place overall par 3-under par 141
Senior Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry) is tied for 16th overall at 2-under par 142. He recorded back-to-back rounds of 71 on the afternoon and ranked seventh in the field with 10 birdies in the first 36 holes of play. Sophomore Josh Stockwell (Aberdeen, N.C./Southern Pines) rounded out the Spartans in the top 20 as he is also tied for 16th overall at 2-under par. He too posted consecutive rounds at 1-under par 71 as the Spartans as a team carded eight rounds under par out of a possible 10 in the lineup.
Senior Luke Haithcock (Burlington, N.C./Williams) led four Spartans playing as individuals Sunday with a 57th place sowing at 6-over par 150. Haithcock posted back-to-back rounds of 3-over par 75 and was third in the entire field with 26 par scores. Junior Riley Davis (Kinston, N.C,/UNC Pembroke)was also tied for 57th place with a 6-over par 150 as he opened with a 6-over par 78 before coming back with an even-par 72.
Freshman James Mishoe (Cary, N.C./International Connections Academy) posted a 9-over par 153 with rounds of 78 and 75 in his first appearance at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate. Classmate Mark Johnston (Lewisville, N.C./West Forsyth) added a 9-over par 153 (81-72) while senior William Thomas (Raleigh, N.C./Green Hope) notched a 161 (85-76).
The 14-team field at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate is one of the toughest events this fall with 10 teams ranked in the top 100 by Golf Stat, including seven in the top 75. Joining No. 67 UNCG team in the field includes No. 14 Purdue, No. 16 North Carolina, No. 38 Kansas State, No. 64 Northwestern, No. 74 Iowa State, No. 75 VCU, No. 89 Chattanooga, No. 90 Georgia State, No. 95 Virginia Tech, Mercer, South Alabama, Utah and Davidson.