Spartans 13th, Stamey four shots back after two rounds at UNCG Bridgestone
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With three golfers in the Top 10 after two rounds, North Carolina forged a one-shot lead over Kent State and Louisville on Monday at the 2007 UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Classic held at Forest Oaks Country Club.
David Holzworth and Barden Berry are fourth and Kevin O’Connell are tied for ninth entering Tuesday’s final round to pace the Tar Heels. North Carolina carded rounds of 294 and 286 on Monday.
Kent State, led by second place Brent Cairns, is in a tie for second with hard charging Louisville at 581. Kent State carded rounds of 293 and 286 on the afternoon. David Markle is also in contention for individual honors at one-under 143, which is tied for seventh.
The Cardinals were the story of the afternoon. After shooting 300 in the morning round, Louisville tied a tournament record with a 281 in the afternoon, with Derek Fauther taking over the individual lead at six-under 138. However, Adam Hadwin was the turnaround of the day, going from a 79 in the morning to a tournament record 65 in the afternoon. Starting on the ninth hole, he birdied five of the first eight holes of his second round to go from eight-over to three-over in virtually no time. He finished the back side in 31 and went over to the front side and carded a 34.
Greensboro native and Southeast Guilford HS Josh Sandman, who grew up just down the road from Forest Oaks, is tied for second to lead Notre Dame. He carded rounds of 68 and 72 on Monday to sit two shots behind Fauther. The Fighting Irish are tied for sixth, seven shots off the pace.
Tournament host UNCG is in 13th place. The Spartans shot 296 in the morning and 300 in the afternoon. Senior Nathan Stamey is in contention for individual honors, tied for fourth at two-under. Stamey shot a 68 in the morning and remained in contention despite a triple-bogey seven and consecutive bogies to close out his afternoon round, which finished at 74. He sits four shots back.
Tuesday’s final round has been pushed back to a 9:30 am start time due to Monday night’s frost advisory. Monday’s start was delayed an hour by frost and temperatures are expected to dip colder on Monday night. Some tee times were slightly altered to accommodate team flight times.
The tournament features eight of the Top 40 ranked teams according to GolfStat and is played at the home of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship, making it one of two annual college golf tournaments played on a PGA track.
TEAM STANDINGS: North Carolina 580, Kent State 581, Louisville 581, Memphis 583, Mississippi State 586, UCF 587, Notre Dame 587, Indiana 589, Louisiana State 590, Wake Forest 591, College of Charleston 591, Arkansas 592, UNCG 596, Toledo 601, Maryland 604.
Top 10: 1. Derek Fauther (Louisville) 71-67=138; T-2. Brett Cairns (Kent State) 72-68=140; T-2. Josh Sandman (Notre Dame) 68-72=140; T-4. Barden Berry (North Carolina) 72-70=142; T-4. David Holzworth (North Carolina) 73-69=142; T-4. Nathan Stamey (UNCG) 68-74=142; T-7. David Markle (Kent State) 73-70=143; T-7. Ian Rochester (Memphis) 70-73=143; T-9. Logan Young (Mississippi State) 75-69=144; T-9. Andrew Landry (Arkansas) 72-72=144; T-9. Kevin O’Connell (North Carolina) 72-72=144.
Other UNCG golfers: T-29. Will Bowman 74-74=149, T-70. David Heyen 78-78=156; T-76. Ryan Heisey 85-74=159; 78. Drew Younts 76-84=160.
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