NCAA Men's Golf Championship: Louisville Leads Five ACC Teams After Second Round

For a moment on Saturday at the Eugene Country Club, the University of Louisville men's golf team had its opportunity to shock the tournament field at the 2016 NCAA Golf Championships in Eugene, Ore.

Entering the day in a five-way tie for 19th-place and nine shots off the lead, the Cardinals made a spirted run into the top five, but sputtered over the last few holes to end the second round in a tie for 12th place with Florida at 571. Louisville inched to as close as four shots after the first nine holes and were 4-under par for the round, but the Cardinals dropped six shots on the back nine to finish at 2-over for the day. 

The Cardinals shot a 282 on Saturday to sit 10 shots behind Vanderbilt, who leads the field at 3-over par after shooting and even-par 280. Southern Californai is two shots back at 5-over par (565), while Arkansas is third at 6-over par (566) and Oregon and LSU are tied for fourth at 8-over par (568).

An all-ACC performer and two-time league champion, Robin Sciot-Siegrist responded from his 4-over par round on Friday, with a 2-under par 68 to help the Cardinals move up seven spots on the afternoon. 

EUGENE, Ore. – Stephen Behr shot a one-under-par 69 and classmate and graduate Miller Capps added an even-par 70 to lead Clemson to a 284 team score in the second round of the NCAA National Tournament in Eugene, Oregon.  The Tigers are tied for 15th place in the 3- team field after two rounds with a score of 15-over-par 575.

Clemson is tied with SEC schools Auburn, Georgia and Kentucky, and San Diego State. The field will be cut to the top 15 teams after play on Sunday.  There will be a tie-breaker if there is a tie for 15th.

Clemson was in 22nd place when it finished its second round, but there were still 15 teams on the course. Clemson’s 284 score was seven shots better than the 11-over-par 291 Larry Penley’s team had on Friday.   Clemson played in the afternoon wave on Friday and the morning wave on Saturday.

EUGENE, Ore. – The Wake Forest men’s golf team posted its second consecutive 9-over round of 289 during the second day of play at the NCAA Championship at the Eugene Country Club. The Demon Deacons are tied for 20th place at 18-over through 36 holes of the tournament.

Wake Forest is tied with Oklahoma at 18-over and will enter the third round three strokes out of 15th place, the cut-line for the final round of stroke play.

Wake Forest was led Saturday by senior Davis Womble, who fired a 3-under 67 with six birdies and three bogeys on his card. Individually, he is tied for 15th place at even par through two rounds.

EUGENE, Ore. - The No. 23 Virginia men’s golf team wrapped up the second day of play at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., tied with top-ranked Stanford for 26th place. UVA shot 14-over 294 for a two-day total of 26-over 586 at the Eugene Country Club.

Vanderbilt shot even par 280 on Saturday to grab the 36-hole lead at 3-over 563. USC is in second place at 565 and Arkansas is third at 566.

The 30-team field will be trimmed to 15 teams and top nine individuals not on those teams following Sunday’s third round of competition. After the medal play concludes with 72 holes and the individual champion is crowned, the top eight teams will advance to match play.

EUGENE, Ore. - While the 13th-ranked FSU men’s golf team may not know exactly where it sits in the standings following its second round at the NCAA Golf Championships, the squad does know that it will have its work cut out to get back into the top 15 on Sunday. The Seminoles ended their round in 27th-place after posting a 14-over Saturday at the Eugene Country Club in Oregon.

After a solid start on the front nine where they shot just over parr, the Seminoles struggled after the turn. As a team, FSU shot nine-over on the back nine.  The 14-over left the Seminoles eight strokes out of the top 15 with most of the field still on the course.

Josh Lee and Corey Carlson, who had two of the best rounds on Friday, posted the two best rounds for FSU on Saturday as well as both shot three-over. Hank Lebioda and Cristobal Del Solar each carded a four-over.