Bass' 71 helps Spartans to third after first round at Pinehurst
PINEHURST, N.C. – J.D. Bass fired an opening round 71 to sit in a tie for third and lead UNC Greensboro to a third-place team standing after the first round at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate presented by Gatorade.
Bass sits two shots behind Marshall’s Trent Schambach and one shot behind Michigan’s Bill Rankin in the individual standings. Bass, a senior from Fairview, NC, recorded three birdies and one double bogey in his round to come into the clubhouse at one-under.
David Heyen is also in contention for individual honors, sitting in a tie for eighth place after a one-over 73.
The Spartans are tied with Indiana for third place in the team standings at 297, trailing a pair of Top-40 ranked teams. No. 40 SMU leads at 293, followed by No. 38 Mississippi at 294.
The second round gets underway Monday morning at 9 am.
TEAM SCORES: SMU 293, Mississippi 294, Indiana 297, UNCG 297, Michigan 298, Penn State 299, Wisconsin 301, VCU 301, Eastern Michigan 302, Marshall 304, East Carolina 306, Marquette 306, North Florida 309, Toledo 310, Western Illinois 312, UNC Wilmington 315, Northern Illinois 319, Ball State 321.
Top 10: 1. Trent Schambach (Marshall) 69, 2. Bill Rankin (Michigan) 70; T-3. Drew Allenspach (Indiana) 71; T-3. Scott Barton (SMU) 71; T-3. J.D. Bass (UNCG) 71; T-3. Colt Knost (SMU) 71; 7. Billy McKay (Michigan) 72; T-8. Alex Brown (VCU) 73; T-8. Jorge Campillo (Indiana) 73; T-8. Kevin Foley (Penn State) 73; T-8. Bryan Haase (Eastern Michigan) 73; T-8. David Heyen (UNCG) 73; T-8. Garrett Jones (Wisconsin) 73; T-8. Markus Leandersson (East Carolina); T-8. Will Roebuck (Mississippi) 73; T-8. Chris Rogers (Mississippi) 73.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-34. Drew Younts 76, T-40. Nathan Stamey 77, T-91. Will Bowman 85.
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