Bass four shots back, Spartans only 10 back entering final round at Pinehurst
PINEHURST, N.C. – J.D. Bass shot a second round 73 on Monday to stay within striking distance of the top and lead UNC Greensboro to its seventh place team standing after two rounds at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate presented by Gatorade.
Bass is tied for fifth place at even-par 144 after 36 holes, four shots behind Indiana’s Jorge Campillo. Campillo, the 19th ranked college player in the country, fired a 67 on Monday to take over the individual lead. He has a three-shot lead over three golfers tied for second, including ninth-ranked Colt Knost of SMU.
The Spartans, who began the day third in the team standings, are still within striking distance for the team trophy as well. Seven teams are within 10 shots of team standing leaders Indiana and Michigan entering Tuesday’s final round. The Big 10 rivals are sitting atop the team standings at 590 with SMU sitting two shots behind in third place. UNCG is seventh at a team total of 600 entering the final round.
Along with Bass in fifth place, David Heyen had a strong round for the second straight day. He shot a 74 on Monday to sit at three-over and a tie for 11th place after 36 holes. He is seven shots out of the lead, but is in position for his first Top 20 finish this season.
Although the start of play has been delayed each of the last two days by morning frost, a shotgun start is slated for 9 am on Tuesday.
TEAM STANDINGS: Indiana 590, Michigan 590, SMU 592, Penn State 597, Mississippi 598, Wisconsin 599, UNCG 600, VCU 601, East Carolina 602, Marquette 604, North Florida 606, Eastern Michigan 069, Marshall 613, Toledo 614, Western Illinois 619, UNC Wilmington 621, Ball State 630, Northern Illinois 637.
Top 10: 1. Jorge Campillo (Indiana) 73-67=140; T-2. Colt Knost (SMU) 71-72=143; T-2. Billy McKay (Michigan) 72-71=143; T-2. Bill Rankin (Michigan) 70-73=143; T-5. J.D. Bass (UNCG) 71-73=144; T-5. Trent Schambach (Marshall) 69-75=144; T-7. Drew Allenspach (Indiana) 71-74=145; T-7. Robin Smith (East Carolina) 75-70=145; T-9. Kevin Foley (Penn State) 73-73=146; T-9. Mike VanSickle (Marquette) 75-71=146.
Other UNCG golfers: T-11. David Heyen 73-74=147; T-34. Drew Younts 76-76=152; T-65. Nathan Stamey 77-80=157; 95. Will Bowman 85-84=169.
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