March 11, 2013
PINEHURST, N.C. – The Old Dominion University men’s golf team is currently tied for first place after the second of three days at the 2013 Pinehurst Intercollegiate tournament.
The Monarchs came into day two with a five stoke lead, after shooting a round-one best score of 286 (+2). On Monday, Old Dominion turned in a team total of 313, which was the fifth best score at Pinehurst for round two. Combined, ODU has now shot a 599 as a team for the two days.
Virginia Commonwealth University shot a team best score for round two of 308. VCU started day two in a tie for second, but with their performance today they are now in a tie for first place with Old Dominion.
Ball State and UNCG are currently tied for third and are four strokes back of the Monarchs and the Rams. Rounding out the top five, Richmond now has a two day total of 606 and remains seven strokes behind the lead.
Thomas Wilde shot a 76 and led the Monarchs in the second day of action. Ashton Newman shot a 79 today and is now tied for eighth place with his teammate, Wilde. Wilde and Newman are six shots back from the current leader, Ball State’s Tyler Merkel. Merkel handed-in a 73 today, which was the best individual score of round two.
Garth McGee is only one stroke behind Wilde and Newman after shooting a 77 today. McGee now has a two day total of 150.
Jamison Randall shot an 81 and is tied for 23rd with fellow-Monarch, John Dawson who shot an 82 today.
Today’s course played longer than the round-one course yesterday. Yesterday’s course had a distance of 6,832; while today’s course had a distance of 7,393.
The third and final day of the 2013 Pinehurst Intercollegiate tournament will be held throughout the day tomorrow.
Live Results can be followed: HERE
T1 Old Dominion 286-313=599
T1 VCU 291-308=599
T3 Ball State 293-310=603
T3 UNCG 292-311=603
5 Richmond 296-310=606
6 Winthrop 295-314=609
7 Belmont 297-313=610
8 Eastern Michigan 299-317=616
9 Toledo 302-318=620
10 Xavier 299-329=628
T11 Villanova 291-338=629
T11 Ohio 306-323=629
T13 Eastern Kentucky 305-330=635
T13 Miami of Ohio 307-328=635
T15 Marshall 315-321=636
T15 Campbell 308-328=636
Old Dominion Golfers
T8 Ashton Newsom 70-79=149
T8 Tom Wilde 73-76=149
12 Garth McGee 73-77=150
T24 Jamison Randall 72-81=153
T24 John Dawson 71-82=153
1 Tyler Merkel (Ball State) 70-73=143
2 Taylor Coalson (UNCG) 69-76=145
T3 Adam Ball (VCU) 73-73=146
T3 Stuart Grehan (Eastern Michigan) 70-76=146