KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Colin Chapman and Will Almand shot 1-over-par 73s and the UNCG men's golf team stood in the middle of the pack in the 13-team Irish Creek Collegiate as play was suspended on Saturday night. The competitors will resume the second round on Sunday morning and will play another 18 holes to conclude the event.
The Spartans shot a collective 294 in the first round, and they were seventh when the combination of rain and darkness forced cessation of play at the Club at Irish Creek. Wake Forest and Duke own a considerable lead over the rest of the field; the Spartans were competitive with a group that included Charlotte, Kennesaw State, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina and Middle Tennessee State, all of which are ranked ahead of UNCG in the most recent national ratings by golfstat.com.
Chapman, who was listed as the Spartans' No. 5 player last month, continued a run of solid play. He tied for fifth in the BancorpSouth event in Madison, Miss., which ended Tuesday, and has broken par in at least one round in each of the past three events. That's the longest active streak on the team.
(Through 18 holes; play suspended during the second round)
1. Duke 276; 2. Wake Forest 280; 3. Louisville 284; 4. Coastal Carolina 290; 5. Kennesaw State 291; 6. Middle Tennessee State 292; 7. Charlotte 293; T8. UNCG 294; T8. North Carolina; 10. VCU 300; T11. Francis Marion 303; T11. Mercer 303; 13. Davidson 305.
UNCG players: Will Almand 73; Colin Chapman 73; Robert Hoadley 74; Kyle Sonday 74; Andy Knox 77.
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