PINEHURST, N.C. – Old Dominion came into day two with a five stoke lead at the 2013 Pinehurst Intercollegiate tournament, 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.
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