Mids Remain 13th Through Two Rounds at NCAA Golf Regional
May 18, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Navy golf team shaved 16 strokes off its first-round score to post a 22-over par 306 in the second round of the NCAA Golf Regional held at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Mids are in 13th place with a 60-over par 628 (322-306) and trail 12th-place Ohio State by 26 strokes.
Although TCU held an 8-stroke advantage over second-place Kent State going into Friday's second round, it was USC who proved to have the strongest day registering a 12-under par 272 to jump from sixth to first with a 7-under par 561 (289-272). Oregon, Kent State and TCU are nipping at the Trojans' heels, however, sitting just a stroke behind at 6-under 562. Virginia, meanwhile, is even (568) and in fifth.
TCU's Julien Brun and NC State's Albin Choi are atop the individual leader board at 7-under (135), while Oklahoma State's Patrick Winther, Virginia's Ben Kohles, Oregon's Daniel Miernicki and USC's Anthony Paolucci are tied for third at 6-under.
On Friday, sophomore Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) shot the low round for the Mids thus far in the tournament with a 3-over 74 to nudge up to 63rd in the standings with a two-round 11-over par 153 (79-74). Selby's round was highlighted by a birdie three on his 15th hole (hole #6). He drove into a greenside bunker, but appeared to be stymied by a deep lip. He stood outside the bunker on one leg and blasted to about six feet before converting the putt for birdie.
Meanwhile, senior Peter Reilly (Merrimack, N.H.) also improved upon his opening-round mark of 81 (+10) to post a 5-over par 76 on Friday to post a 36-hole mark of 157 (+15).
Just a stroke behind Reilly in 72nd is freshman August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.), who slipped in the standings after posting a 9-over par 80 in Friday's second round for a two-day mark of 158 (+16). Rounding out the lineup are senior team captain Tim Shield (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) in 74th (162, +20) and senior Tyler Kuhn (Louisville, Ky.) in 75th (164, +22). Both players improved upon their first-round scores and registered a 7-over par 78 on Friday.
"I thought we improved quite a bit as a team today," said 22nd-year Navy head coach Pat Owen. "That said, I think the guys feel like they left a handful of shots out there and look forward to improving upon their marks tomorrow.
Saturday's final round is set to begin at 7:30 am with Kuhn the first to tee off for the Mids at approximately 9:10 am. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat
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