HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – Freshman Drew Younts set a school record and broke the course record with an opening round 63 to help UNC Greensboro to a second place standing after two rounds at the Mission Inn Collegiate Invite hosted by Xavier University.
Younts, a native of Stokesdale, NC and product of Northwest Guilford HS, fired an opening round 63 to break a UNCG record and the El Campeon course record. The previous school mark was set by Jason Martin in 1989 at the Stetson Intercollegiate. He broke the record of the 80-year-old course by two shots.
He sits second after two rounds after cooling off in the afternoon, shooting a 76. He is one shot behind Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle, who carded rounds of 70 and 68 on Saturday.
UNCG’s Nathan Stamey is also in the running for the individual title, sitting in a tie for fourth place. Stamey, a junior from Canton, NC, recorded rounds of 71 and 69 on Saturday.
The Spartans are in second place as a team with a total of 580, 13 shots behind Louisville, which has three players in the Top 10, individually. Eastern Michigan and Marquette are tied for third, one shot behind UNCG.
The third and final round gets underway on Sunday with a shotgun start at 8 am.
TEAM STANDINGS: Louisville 567, UNCG 580, Eastern Michigan 581, Marquette 581, Charleston Southern 584, Marshall 585, Wichita State 588, Missouri 589, Xavier 590, Old Dominion 591, Liberty 593, Akron 595, Iowa State 595, Ohio 602, Rhode Island 613, Iowa 618.
TOP 10: 1. Mike Van Sickle (Marquette) 70-68=138; T-2. Bryan Haase (Eastern Michigan) 70-68=139; T-2. Drew Younts (UNCG) 63-76=139; T-4. Joe Cermak (Iowa State) 73-67=140; T-4. Nathan Stamey (UNCG) 71-69=140; T-4. Daryl Fauther (Louisville) 67-73=140; T-4. John Kelly (Missouri) 73-67=140; T-8. Adam Hadwin (Louisville) 73-68=141; T-9. Shawn Warren (Marshall) 72-70=142; T-9. Stuart Carrihill (Charleston Southern) 70-72=142; T-9. Kelvin Day (Charleston Southern) 76-66=142; T-9. Andrew Freeman (Louisville) 72-70=142; T-9. Stan Guerrero (Old Dominion) 70-72=142.
OTHER UNCG GOLFERS: T-36. J.D. Bass 73-76=149; T-51. David Heyen 76-76=152; T-81. Nick Baker 83-78=161.
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