Ehlert Fires Second-Best Score of Day Two At SoCon Golf Championships
DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – UNCG sophomore Alex Ehlert (Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive) moved up 21 spots in the individual standings to 23rd place overall Monday as he fired a 2-under par 70 in the second round of the 2013 Southern Conference Championships at the Ralston Creek Golf Course on Daniel Island. The final round of the 54-hole, three-day event will be held Tuesday with the Spartans set for tee times from 10:10-10:50 a.m.
Ehlert's second round score of 2-under par 70 was the second-lowest score of the afternoon, trailing on Josh Lorenzetti of the College of Charleston, who posted a 3-under par 69 Monday. Ehlert rebounded from a tough opening round that continued with his first two holes as he was 3-over par heading to hole No. 3 Monday. He responded in impressive fashion, posting six birdies in the final 16 holes to card the 70, improving 12 strokes from day one.
Freshman Taylor Coalson (Dobson, N.C./North Surry) maintained his top form Monday as he was 3-over par 75 and sits in a tie for fourth place in the standings overall. Coalson, who was second overall after an even-par 72 Sunday, is two shots out of second place behind Todd Eckstein (Davidson) and Lorenzetti while sitting four shots out of the top spot from reigning U.S. Amateur champion and 2013 Masters participant Steven Fox (Chattanooga). Coalson was even through 13 holes Monday before posting a bogey on No. 14 and a double bogey on No. 15 for his 75.
Ehlert and Coalson's play helped the Spartans improve 17 strokes on day two with a 298 team score. The Spartans enter the final round in eighth place overall with a 613 (315-298) while No. 48 Chattanooga leads the event after 36 holes with a 588 (298-290).
Senior Robert Hoadley (Union Pines, N.C./Southern Pines) improved seven strokes Monday from his opening round play notching a 3-over par 75. Hoadley is tied for 36th place overall with a 157 (82-75) as he was even through 11 holes Monday.
Sophomore Roy Dixon (Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) sits in a tie for 38th overall after posting a score of 6-over par 78 Monday for a two-round total of 158 (80-78). Freshman Luke Haithcock (Burlington, N.C./Williams) rounded out the Spartans' lineup with an 80 Monday for a two-day total of 161.
Round three of the SoCon Championships will be held Monday with the Spartans set for tee times from 10:10-10:50 a.m. Live scoring will be available via Golf Stat with a link at www.uncgspartans.com.
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