March 31, 2012
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GRASONVILLE, Md. — Led by sophomore Drew Selby’s (Charlotte, N.C.) low round of 69, the Navy golf team is tied with Northern Colorado for second through 36 holes at the three-day, 54-hole Fireline Towson Invitational held at the Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md.
“The guys played well today and stuck to their game plan,” said Navy head coach Pat Owen. “It’s a strategy-type course, so it’s important to draw up a plan and follow it to the best of your ability. We’ve done a good job of following that plan. Our goal has been to play each round individually and I think we’ve done a good job of improving over the two days.
“We played with Seton Hall today and were right there with them, it’s just a matter of making a couple of extra putts.”
The Midshipmen entered Saturday’s second round tied for third place after registering a 6-over par 294 in the opening round. Navy, though, sliced six strokes off its second-round score, turning in a par 288 to push up into second. The Mids, who are even through 36 holes at 582, trail front-runner Seton Hall (294-284=578) by four strokes. Seton Hall was tied with Navy after the opening round, but shot the low round on Saturday and is 4-under at 578. The Mids are even with Northern Colorado (288-294=582), while holding a 5-stroke advantage over Penn State (294-293=587) and Hartford (295-292=587) who are deadlocked in fourth.
Penn State’s Anthony DeGol stands atop the individual leader board with a 5-under par 139 (68-71), leading Loyola’s Jay Mulieri (72-68=140), who came into the second round in 12th place, by just one stroke.
Both Selby and senior Peter Reilly (Merrimack, N.H.) are well within striking distance, as both sit among the top 10. Reilly will enter Sunday’s final round in third place with a 3-under par 141 (71-70), just two strokes behind DeGol. Meanwhile, Selby, who carded the Mids’ low round on Saturday, is tied four fourth place with a 2-under par 142 (73-69).
“Peter had three birdies and just one bogey today and has been consistent over the two days,” added Owen. “Drew was 3-under with four to go yesterday, but he bogeyed each of the last four. Today, he was able to follow through and finish the day strong.”
Senior team captain Tim Shield (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) is six strokes back in 23rd with a 4-over par 148 (74-74), followed by newcomer August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) in 46th with a 7-over par 151 (76-75) and sophomore David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) in 75th with a 9-over par 153 (76-77).
Meanwhile, senior Tyler Kuhn (Prospect, Ky.) has produced the low score among the 11 players who are taking part in the tournament as individuals. Kuhn shot par in the opening round and came back to card a 5-over par 77 on Saturday. He is tied for 28th with a 5-over par 149.
The final round of the Fireline Towson Invitational will get underway at 8:00 am on Sunday.
### Go Navy ###