Men's Golf in 9th at Palmetto Intercollegiate; Individuals Play Bash at Beach
The Coastal Carolina men's golf team is in ninth after rounds of 285-282 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate at the par-70, 6,617 yard Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken. Also, two Chanticleers are playing as individuals at the Bash at the Beach, hosted by Appalachian State at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach.
Both events featured 36 holes on Monday and will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday. The Chanticleers will then host the annual General Hackler Championship this weekend (Mar. 10-11) at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club.
"We played well at times, but we must be more comfortable when we are playing under par," said head coach Jim Garren. "I was disappointed in how we closed each round as we were in position to be at the top of the leaderboard. We badly need to play another round and hopefully we can play tomorrow despite the chance of inclement weather."
At the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, Daniel Overas shot an opening-round 70 but jumped 11 spots to stand in a tie for fifth after a second-round 67. He is 3-under par (137) after 36 holes and four shots off the lead. His 67 in the second round is a career best as his 36-hole score of 137.
In the morning session, he had two bogeys and two birdies for his even par 70. In the afternoon, Overas was 5-under with no bogeys through 13 holes, but dropped shots on his 16th and 17th holes for his 3-under par round of 67.
"Daniel played great all day despite dropping a few shots down the stretch," Garren said. "He could have had a special day but, overall, a very solid day for him."
Luis Ruiz shot a 73 in the opening round and was in 40th place. However, he five birdies with three bogeys in the second round to shoot 68 and improved 15 spots to stand in a tie for 25th. In 17 rounds this season, Ruiz has 10 rounds of par or better.
Thadd Obecny II reeled off 29 pars over his 36 holes Monday, which leads the 90-person field. He shot an opening round, even par 70 with two birdies and two bogeys. In the second round, he shot a 2-over 72 with a birdie, bogey and a double bogey. He is tied for 29th with a score of 142.
Virginia leads the 18-team field with a score of 551.
In the Bash at the Beach (par 71, 6,741 yards) at The Surf Golf and Beach Club, Coastal's Andrew Roy is tied for seventh with a score of even par, 142. He tied a season-best with a 68 (3-under par) with five birdies and two bogeys. He posted a 3-over par 74 in the afternoon. Morgan Deneen is tied for 20th after carding a 36-hole score of 147 (72-75).