PINEHURST, N.C. – UNC Greensboro’s Will Bowman fired his second consecutive 74 to stay within four shots of the lead as the Spartans sit eighth after two rounds at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate presented by Gatorade.
Bowman, a native of Greensboro, NC, went out in 35. He began the day with birdie, bogey, birdie before settling in with 12 straight pars. However, he bogeyed No. 16 and then had a double-bogey on 18 to finish with a two-over 74 for the second straight day. He will begin Tuesday’s final round one of nine golfers within four strokes of the individual leader, Indiana’s Seth Brandon. Brandon carded a 75 on Monday after shooting 69 in the opening round.
Indiana stretched its large lead in the team standings. The Hoosiers began the day with a 17-shot lead and increased that to 24 over second place Eastern Kentucky at 602. UNCG is in eighth place at 610.
Tuesday’s final round begins with tee times off both Nos. 1 and 10 at 8 am. UNCG’s groups will begin at No. 1 tee starting at approximately 8:45.
TEAM STANDINGS: Indiana 578, Eastern Kentucky 602, VCU 603, Western Carolina 606, Penn State 606, Ball State 607, San Francisco 609, UNCG 610, Wisconsin 612, East Carolina 614, St. Mary’s (CA) 616, UNC Wilmington 617, Marquette 618, Toledo 618, Miami (OH) 621, Hartford 622, Western Illinois 630, Marshall 635, IUPUI 650.
INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS: 1. Seth Brandon (Indiana) 69-75=144; T-2. Jorge Campillo (Indiana) 71-74=145; T-2. Ren Han (Indiana) 70-75=145; T-2. Markus Leandersson (East Carolina) 72-73=145; 5. Mike McRae (St. Mary’s-CA) 71-75=146; 6. Vincent Nadeau (VCU) 75-72=147; T-7. Drew Allespach 76-72=148; T-7. Will Bowman (UNCG) 75-75=148; T-7. Kevin Foley (Penn State) 79-69=148; T-7. Justin Hull (Toledo) 74-74=148.
Other UNCG Golfers: T-23. Nathan Stamey 75-77=152; T-33. Drew Younts 77-76=153; T-67. Darragh Coughlan 79-79=158; T-82. John Isenhour 83-78=161.
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