NCAA Men's Golf ACCtion: Wednesday, May 29

NCAA Men's Golf ACCtion: Wednesday, May 29

May 29, 2013

Tech Takes Over Lead after 36 Holes at NCAA Championship

MILTON, Ga.  Paced by a 3-under-par 67 from Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech matched its opening round of 6-under-par 274 Wednesday and captured the lead after two rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.

Ollie Schniederjans shot a 2-under-par 68, Seth Reeves added his second straight 1-under 69 and freshman Shun Yat Hakposted an even-par 70, helping the 7th-ranked Yellow Jackets ascend to the lead after the morning wave of teams completed their rounds on the 7,319-yard, par 72 Capital City Club Crabapple Course.

Tech completed 36 holes at 12-under-par 548, one shot clear of top-ranked California (11-under 549), which reached 19-under with a blistering front-nine performance before settling back to an 8-under-par round of 272. No. 4 Texas turned in the best score of the morning with as 9-under 271 and wound up in third place after two rounds at 10-under 550. No. 2 Alabama, after a 4-under round of 276, is in fourth place at 551 (-9).

First-round leader Arizona State started its round hot and regained the lead briefly, rising to 14-under-par at one point in its front nine, but the Sun Devils lost six shots and fell back to fifth place at 8-under (round in progress). Rounding out the top 10 (as of 6 p.m.) were Arkansas (-3), Illinois (-3), Oklahoma (-1), Tennessee (-1) and Texas A&M (+1).

 

Seminoles Come Back Strong In Second Round

MILTON, Ga.  The Florida State men’s golf team knew they needed to bounce back from their first round and did just that for the second round of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday. The No. 15 Seminoles made a 10 stroke improvement and posted a 3-under 277 at the Crabapple Course at the Capital City Club.

Daniel Berger once again led the Seminoles by turning in a 3-under 67. The sophomore started the day with a bogey but bounced back with four straight birdies beginning at the third hole. He is currently tied for ninth with two day total of a 4-under 136.

Senior Chase Seiffert was 1-over on the front nine with three bogeys and two birdies, but came back on the tough back nine with two birdies to finish the round with a 1-under 69. His two day total of a 139 (-1) puts him tied for 30th.

Doug Letson once again played strong and posted a 1-over 71 on the day. The senior was 1-under on the day until he bogeyed on the hard 16 and 18 holes.

 

McCarthy Moves Up to 30th Place at NCAA Championships

MILTON, Ga. — Virginia sophomore golfer Denny McCarthy moved up 36 places on the leaderboard following the second round of play at the NCAA Championships being held at the Capital City Club in Atlanta. McCarthy shot 3-under 67 Wednesday for a two-day total of 1-under 139 on the par-70 course.

McCarthy started his round from the 10th tee and made a par and bogey before reeling off five birdies over his next 12 holes. He carded a bogey on his final hole to finish the day at 3-under.

Arizona State freshman Jon Rahm continues to lead the 156-player field. He shot 2-over 72, but thanks to his opening round 61, he heads into Friday's final round at 7-under 133.

Host school Georgia Tech took over the team lead at 12-under 548. Top-ranked California is second at 549 and No. 4 Texas is third at 550.