Eastern Florida State Leads After Two Rounds In NJCAA District 4 Tournament
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida // April 26, 2016
Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman, Alabama.
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s men’s golf team leads the NJCAA District 4 Tournament after Monday’s first two rounds at Terri Pines Country Club in Cullman, Alabama.
The defending champion Titans shot 290-288= 578 to wrest the lead from host Wallace State Community College, which carded 287-295=582.
Individually Corey Herman shot 68-71=139 to trail Eli Marty of Wallace State, 67-71= 138 by one stroke.
Kerry Sweeney shot 70-72=142; Bradley Bawden 77-71=148; Michael Keymont 75-76=151; Tyler Bennett 77-74=151.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Tuesday. The top five finishing teams of the 10 competing advance to the NJCAA Division I men’s championship tournament May 16-20 at Duran Golf Club in Viera.
The Titans are seeking their 14th consecutive appearance under head coach Jamie Howell.
The Titans have won the district title twice in the last three years and five times in the last 13 years.
“The guys hung in there well and posted a solid afternoon score to capture the lead from host Wallace State,” Howell said.
“Good solid play by Corey Herman, trailing the individual portion of event by one, and Kerry Sweeney did a good job of coming back each round to post good scores. Good comeback by Brad Bawden this afternoon after struggling in the morning round.
“We will need a total team effort tomorrow as Wallace State will be tough as nails on their home course and the team who overcomes the conditions best and retains patience and poise will come out in top.”