PALM CITY, Fla. – On a tear during the second round of the UNCG Martin Downs Collegiate that’s currently taking place this week at Osprey Creek, UNC Greensboro men’s golf (293-273) on Monday tied its lowest 18-hole score against par in program history shooting a 15-under 273. The 15-under not only was seven strokes fewer than any other team in the field, but the Spartans are now two strokes ahead of Mercer entering the third round.
Additionally, UNCG has two golfers in the top five with a third sitting in sixth place.
The third and final round – which will be a shotgun start -- will take place tomorrow morning, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live stats will be available through Golfstat.com.
Sophomore Nick Lyerly (68-69) remains in second place after recording a three-under 69 in the second round. Lyerly not only birdied three times on the day, but he eagled par-five eight. He’s one of just 14 participants to record at least one eagle so far.
Junior Jonathan Brightwell (74-68) climbed into the top five during the second day of action, carding a four-under 68. Brightwell ended the day’s play with birdies on hole Nos. 16-17. In total, Brightwell, recorded five birdies during the second round with only one bogey on 11. He is currently two-under for the tournament.
Junior Grant Powell (76-67) also was a mover during the second round, as he’s currently tied for sixth place through 36 holes. Powell was hot during the front-nine at four-under 32. He finished the day at five-under 75 and is currently one-under for the tournament.
Senior Bryce Hendrix (76-69) was three-under 69 in the second round after compiling a four-over 76 in the first round. Hendrix did not record a single bogey during the day’s action.
Sophomore Zack Swanson (75-77) completed the second round at five-over 77. Swanson was one-over through 13 holes before tallying four bogies on the final five holes.
In individual play, senior Mark Johnston (73-77) is currently tied for 40th place after completing the second round at five-over 77 while sophomore Justin Emmons (83-75) made an eight-stroke improvement in the second round at three-over 75. Emmons at one point had three straight birdies.