October 27, 2012
Men's Golf Sits In Seventh Place After Day One Of Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
DAY ONE RESULTS (PDF)
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's golf team made a surge up the leaderboard after the first 15 holes of play, moving up six spots by the end of day one of the eighth annual Bridgestone Golf Collegiate sitting in seventh place overall after 36-holes of golf Saturday afternoon at the Grandover Resort. The Spartans posted a two-round score of 587 to sit just 11-over par with a 297 in round one and a 290 in round two, their lowest-round of the season so far this fall.
Chattanooga sits in the lead after the first two rounds with a 5-under par 571 (289-282) while Mississippi State sits in second with a 572 (286-286) and Iowa State is third at 574 (287-287). All 13 teams in the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate will conclude play Sunday on the Grandover Resort East Course with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Sophomore Alex Ehlert
(Raleigh, N.C./Athens Drive) led the Spartans charge up the leader board as he is tied for sixth place individually with a 2-under par 142 (73-69). Ehlert's second round score of 69 is the lowest of the season for the Spartans, matching his career-low score which was set at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate last season.
Mississippi State's Axel Bossom leads the Bridgestone Collegiate with an impressive 8-under par 136 as he shot a 69 and a 67 in the two rounds. Chattanooga's Chris Robb is two strokes back at 6-under par 138 (72-66), while Blake Morris is third at 4-under par 140 (67-73).
Sophomore Roy Dixon
(Salisbury, N.C./Salisbury) is tied for 21st
after 36-holes as he posted a 3-over par 147. Dixon opened the tournament with a 78 in round one before being part of the Spartans' recovery shooting season-low 69 in round two. Dixon was one of two Spartans to post an eagle on the day as he scored a three on the par-5 18th
hole in round one.
Freshman Luke Haithcock
(Burlington, N.C./Williams) is the third Spartan finisher after posting a 6-over par 150 (77-73) to sit in a tie for 41st
place. Haithcock also turned in an eagle on the par-5 18th
hole in the first round of the afternoon. Freshman in Taylor Coalson
(Dobson, N.C./North Surry) carded a 152 (73-79) while senior Robert Hoadley
(Southern Pines, N.C./Union Pines) turned in a 156 (74-82).
Round three action gets underway with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start at Grandover Resort. Live scoring is available at www.uncgspartans.com
via Golf Stat.
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