Men's Golf still tied for 2nd after 36 holes of A-Sun championship
BRASELTON, GA. - Matt Moot is two strokes off the individual lead and Campbell stands five strokes off the team pace following Tuesday's second round of the Atlantic Sun Conference men's golf championship at the Chateau Course.
A senior from Johnstown, Pa., Moot carded a bogey-free round of 2-under-par 69 and is 4-under (138) for the tournament, two strokes behind individual leader Jeff Karlsson of Kennesaw State (67-69-136). Daniel Smith of Belmont is second (69-68-137) heading into Wednesday's final round on the par-71, 7030-yard layout.
Alex Medinis (69-770-139) of Florida Gulf Coast is tied for fourth place with Matt Nagy of Kennesaw State (68-71-139). First-round leader Matthew Hopper of USC Upstate fell into a tie for sixth-place (66-74-140) after shooting 3-over 74 on Tuesday.
Host Kennesaw State leads the 11-school event at five-under-par 563. Campbell (285-283) and North Florida (285-283) are tied for second place at even-par 568, followed by Florida Gulf Coast (570) and Belmont (576). Defending champion East Tennessee State is tied with USC Upstate for sixth place at 11-over 579, followed by Mercer (583), Jacksonville (584), Stetson (594) and Lipscomb (601).
Campbell will begin Wednesday's round at 8:45 a.m. from the first tee paired with Kennesaw State and North Florida. Live scoring is available on-line at www.Golfstat.com.
Through 36 holes, Moot has 30 pars (2nd-most in the 55-man field) and 5 birdies. His lone bogey came Monday on the par-four 13th hole. Moot, who tied for fourth in the 2010 A-Sun tourney, opened Tuesday's round with 12-straight pars before recording birdies on the par-four 13th and 17th holes. He has played the par-4 holes at 2-under, second-best in the event behind Smith, who is 4-under on the par-4s.
Campbell sophomore Aman Singh is tied for 11th at even-par 142 (70-72). His round Tuesday included four birdies. Singh and Moot are both 2-under on the par-3 holes through two rounds, second-lowest in the field.
Junior Mitch Gray moved into a tie for 14th place at plus-one 143 (73-70) thanks to a one-under-par round that included three birdies. The native of Florence, S.C., has carded 7 birdies through 36 holes.
Fellow junior Vaita Guillaume is tied for 28th place at plus-five 147 (73-74), while senior Zak Drescher shot a one-over 72 on Tuesday and is tied for 39th place (77-72-149).
Campbell's two-round total of 568 strokes stands as the 2nd-lowest team score through 36 holes this year behind only a 559 tally, which came during CU's win last fall at the Georgetown Intercollegiate.
The Chateau Course, which features contoured fairways, thick Bermuda roughs, and strategically placed lakes and ponds, opened in July 1989. Built on 170 acres of the finest terrain, the 7,030 yard layout of the Chateau Elan Course, designed by Denis Griffiths, plays to a par 71. Winding along three lakes and two creeks, water comes into play on 10 of the 18 holes while 87 bunkers line the layout.
Sun Men's Golf Championship
Chateau Course / Braselton, Ga.
Apr. 18-20, 2011 / Par 71, 7030 Yards
Second Round Team Results: 1. Kennesaw State 280-283-563, T2. North Florida 285-283-568, T2. Campbell 285-283-568, 4. Florida Gulf Coast 286-284-570, 5. Belmont 291-285-576, T6. East Tennessee State 293-286-579, T6. USC Upstate 285-294-579, 8. Mercer 294-289-583, 9. Jacksonville 298-286-584, 10. Stetson 294-300-594, 11. Lipscomb 298-303-601.
Second Round Individual Leaders: 1. 2. Jeff Karlsson (Kennesaw State) 67-69-136, 2. Daniel Smith (Belmont) 69-68-137, 3. Matt Moot (Campbell) 69-69-138, T4. Alex Medinis (Florida Gulf Coast) 69-70-139, T4. Matt Nagy (Kennesaw State) 68-71-139.
Other Campbell Individuals: T11 Aman Singh 70-72-142, T14. Mitch Gray 73-70-143, T28. Vaita Guillaume 73-74-147, T39. Zak Drescher 77-72-149.