Mids Tied for 15th Through 36 at Wolfpack Intercollegiate
Oct. 7, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — Anchored by junior August Jonas’ (Jacksonville, Fla.) second-round 66 (-6), the Navy men’s golf team overcame a slow start to position itself in a tie for 15th among a star-studded field at the 2013 Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Monday at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.
The Mids got off to a rocky start, as they turned in a 22-over par 310 and trailed the field of 17. But as poorly as Navy played over the opening 18 holes, it quickly regrouped and played perhaps its best round this fall. All five players lowered their scores significantly and Navy leapt from 17th to 15th after shaving 24 strokes off its first-round score. Navy’s 2-under par 286 in the second round was among the lowest rounds of the day.
Navy managed to close the gap on Western Carolina in the second round. Carolina owned an 11-stroke advantage over the Mids heading into the afternoon round, but Navy erased that deficit and is now within six strokes of 14th-place Boston College and 10 strokes of 12th-place Jacksonville State and Arkansas-Little Rock.
Jonas, who is in a four-way tie for 19th place with a 1-under par 143, led the Mids’ charge. Jonas opened the tournament with a 5-over par 77 and was in 72nd place going into the afternoon round. The third-year player was able to excel in all facets of the game in the second round, posting the third-lowest score of the day with a 6-under par 66.
Senior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) stands 37th with a 2-over par 146. Selby was 2-over after the opening round and shot part in the afternoon. Meanwhile, classmate and team captain David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) is two strokes back in 49th. Hall shot a 6-over par 78 to open the tournament, however, he shaved eight strokes off his score to shoot under par in the afternoon round.
Sophomore Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.) is tied for 85th with a 160 (81-79), while senior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) is a stroke back (83-78) in 87th.
UNC Greensboro stands atop the leader board with a 22-under par 554 (276-278) and holds just a 3-stroke advantage over East Tennessee State who put together a 19-under par 557 (276-281). East Carolina is in third (566, -10), followed by the host NC State (568, -8) and Temple (573, -3).
Carter Jenkins of UNC Greensboro is pacing the field with his 16-under par 128. Jenkins opened the day with a 7-under par 65 before closing out the first 36 holes with a 9-under par 63. East Tennessee State’s Gudmundur Kristjansson is second at 10-under.
The Midshipmen will close out action at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Tuesday morning when they will tee off between 9:30 and 10:06.
### Go Navy ###