GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG golfer Robert Hoadley (Southern Pines, N.C.) fired a 1-under par 71 on Tuesday to easily make the cut at the 86th Annual Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Course in Bandon, Ore.
Hoadley finished two rounds of stroke play tied for 34th at 8-over par 149 (79-70). Hoadley was one of 12 players to finish stroke play at 8-over, making the cut by three strokes.
He now advances to match play where he'll face off against Jed Dirksen of Hampton, Iowa on Wednesday.
A rising junior, Hoadley enjoyed four birdies and 11 pars on Tuesday. Playing the Old MacDonald Course, the two-time All-Southern Conference selection was one-under on the back nine and even on the front.
Beginning play on the back nine, Hoadley opened his round with eight straight pars. He closed the back nine with a birdie on 18 before a bogey on No. 1 brought him back to even par for the round.
Birdies on holes Nos. 2, 4 and 5 put Hoadley at minus-3, but bogeys on two of the last three holes left him at 1-under for the day.
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