Mids Stand Sixth Through 36 Holes at Pirate Intercollegiate
Oct. 28, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. — Led by Navy freshman Devin Terry (La Crosse, Wis.), the Navy men’s golf team shot a 51-over par 619 in the opening rounds of the 2013 Pirate Intercollegiate played on Monday at the par-71 Brook Valley Course at Greenville Country Club.
The Mids trailed fifth-place Lipscomb by just six (304-310) strokes following the opening round, but the Bison were able to shave 12 strokes off their first-round score and increased their lead over Navy to 23 strokes. The Mids put together a 51-over par 619 (310-309) to finish the day sixth where they hold a 3-stroke advantage over East Carolina’s “B” squad (323-299).
“This isn’t a long coure, but it’s a tricky course,” said Navy head coach Pat Owen. “It’s a tree-lined coursed with narrow fairways and sloping greens.
“Devin was dialed in today and played well, especially considering this is his first road trip. I think the other four guys struggled in their execution on the green. they just could figure out the speed of the green.”
Terry, whose only previous appearance this season was at the Mids’ season-opening Navy Fall Classic, jumped out to a solid start, shooting 1-over in the opening round and pairing that with a 3-over par 74 in the afternoon to close out the day in a three-way tie for ninth at 4-over (146).
Meanwhile, junior August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.), who entered the tournament with the Mids’ low average of 72.50, stands 35th in the standings with a 13-over par 155. Jonas was 5-over through 18 and struggled in the nightcap where he was 8-over. Classmate Bryce Keene (Bakersfield, Calif.) is five strokes back from Jonas in 41st where he scored an 18-over par 160 with rounds of 78 and 82, respectively.
Senior Drew Selby (Charlotte, N.C.) fought back in the second round after posting a 13-over par 84 over the first 18 holes. Selby trimmed his score to a 79 in the afternoon for a 36-hole mark of 163 (21).
Rounding out the field for the Mids was sophomore David Won (Bothell, Wash.), who shot a 90 in the first round but came back to shoot a 77 in the second round which was the second-lowest score by a Navy player in the afternoon round. Won will go into Tuesday’s final round in 53rd place at 25-over (167).
“David is a good ball striker and I think once he settled down, he played much better.”
Play concludes Tuesday with Presbyterian College atop the leader board with a 5-stroke advantage (584-589) over the host Pirates of East Carolina. Meanwhile, Lipscomb freshman Sydney Chung holds a 3-stroke lead over Presbyterian’s Carter Davis thanks to a 6-under par 65 in the second round of the competition.
Navy will join Lipscomb and Barton College at hole #1 to tee off at 8:00 am.
### Go Navy ###