Florida Tech Men’s Golf Remain In Third Place After Day 2 of NCAA Championships
By Florida Tech // May 24, 2017
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA (Florida Tech) – Following second round action, Florida Tech remains in third place at the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship at Reunion Resort’s Watson Course.
FIT (+1) posted a round two score of 4-over par 284 to hold onto third in the standings with a two-day total of 561. The Panthers are five strokes back of second place, No. 1 ranked West Florida (-4) and nine shots behind No. 3 Barry, who leads the field with a two-day total of 552 (274-278). 4th-ranked Florida Southern (+2) is one stroke back and nipping on the Panthers’ heels in fourth place.
FSC’s John Coultas (-6) continues to lead the pack after shooting 1-under par 69 on Tuesday. Barry’s Niclas Weiland (-5) is right behind in second place, while teammate Mike Anderson is tied for third overall with UWF’s Chandler Blanchet and LeMoyne’s John Clare at 4-under par.
Max O’Hagan (-3) guides the Florida Tech contingent in sixth place following a second round score of even-par 70. After carding seven birdies in the first round, the freshman recorded three birdies in Tuesday’s action.
Shanren Brienen (E) posted a day two score of 1-under 69 and climbed 17 spots into a tie for 10th overall in the standings. Joining his teammate in 10th place is Han Xue (E), who found it harder to maneuver the links at the Watson Course on Tuesday as he carded a 3-over par 73. Xue tallied a first round score of 3-under par 67 with six birdies Monday.
Jonas Kugel (+4) leaped six spots in the standings into a tie for 29th with a score of two-over par 72 on Tuesday, which matched his output in the first round. Gaelen Trew (+5) slipped down the leaderboard in the second round after carding a three-over par 73.
Through two rounds of play, Florida Tech ranks third in both par-4 and par-5 scoring with average stroke rates of 4.05 (+6) and 4.75 (-5), respectively. The Panthers still lead all teams with two eagles and rank second with 31 birdies. O’Hagan’s 10 birdies in rounds one and two are most among all participants.
The National Championship resumes Wednesday with the playing of the third round. It will be a shotgun start for the third round with Florida Tech teeing off the day in the first groups at 9 a.m. ET on Hole 1.
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