SOUTH BEND, Ind. – UNC Greensboro junior Drew Younts carded a round of 70 on Monday afternoon, shaving seven shots off his morning score, to sit six shots off the lead after two rounds at the Notre Dame Gridiron Classic.
Younts, a junior from Stokesdale, NC, started off shaky and got better as the day went on. Starting on No. 12 in the shotgun set-up, he bogeyed three of his first four holes in the opening round to get off slowly. However, in the afternoon round, Younts shot an even-par 70, and could have been under par had it not been for bogeys on his last two holes of the day. He is tied for 17th at 147 after 36 holes.
The Spartans are tied for 13th after two rounds at 605, carding team scores of 301 and 304 on Monday. Minnesota leads the team standings at 579, one shot better than Arkansas and four shots ahead of Michigan State and Virginia.
Michigan State’s Randy Hutchison, Virginia’s Kyle Stough and Andrew Landry of Arkansas are in a three-way tie atop the individual leaderboard. They all sit at one-over par 141. Four more golfers sit two shots back in a tie for fourth, while 24 golfers – including Younts – are within six shots of the lead heading into Tuesday’s final round. Several of those players had wide variations between their two rounds on Monday, which could make for an interesting final round on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s tee times begin at 8:20 am off Nos. 1 and 10. The Spartans will go off of No. 10 beginning with the 8:57 am group.
TEAM SCORING: Minnesota 579, Arkansas 580, Michigan State 583, Virginia 583, Lamar 586, UC Davis 587, Southeastern Louisiana 592, VCU 598, San Diego 601, San Francisco 603, Iowa 603, North Florida 603, UNCG 605, DePaul 606, Notre Dame “A” 608, Notre Dame “B” 609.
Top 10: T-1. Randy Hutchison (Michigan State) 69-72=141; T-1. Kyle Stough (Virginia) 71-70=141; T-1. Andrew Landry (Arkansas) 70-71=141; T-4. Ben Pisani (Minnesota) 71-72=143; T-4. Hughes Joannes (Lamar) 75-68=143; T-4. Leroux Ferriera (Lamar) 72-71=143; T-4. Jamie Marshall (Arkansas) 70-73=143; 8. Ben Kohles (Virginia) 72-72=144; T-9. Nate Pistacchio (UC Davis) 75-70=145; T-9. Aaron O’Callaghan (Southeastern Louisiana) 74-71=145.
UNCG Golfers: T-17. Drew Younts 77-70=147; T-46. Will Bowman 73-79=152; T-46. Kyle Sonday 77-75=152; T-65. Darragh Coghlan 74-82=156; T-70. Will Almand 77-80=157.
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