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Coastal Carolina Men's Golf Opens NCAA Championship

Coastal has a 2 pm tee time for round two and will start on hole 10

       

Ben Wheeler and Director of Golf Allen Terrell

Ben Wheeler and Director of Golf Allen Terrell

May 28, 2013

2013 NCAA Men's Golf Championship Live Scoring/Results

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - The Chants are in 29th place in the first of three stroke-play rounds. The top eight teams after 54 holes of play on Thursday will advance to the match-play final. Arizona State leads the 30-team with a 10-under par 270, followed by host Georgia Tech, Alabama, Illinois, California, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas.

The Chants got off to a strong start, but afternoon winds led to a tough final nine holes.

Ben Wheeler led the CCU contingent with an even par 70 to stand in a tie for 33rd. The sophomore was 2-under at the turn thanks to birdies on the sixth and seventh holes. He started the inward nine with a bogey, but got back to 2-under with a birdie on the par 3 13th hole. Wheeler finished with bogeys on the 15th and 18th holes for his round of 70.

Sebastian Soderberg, who was named PING/Golf Coaches Association of America All-Region earlier in the day, and Andrew Dorn are tied for 113th, each shooting a 4-over 74. Soderberg was even through 15 holes with two birdies, two bogeys and 11 pars, but the senior posted back-to-back double bogeys to settle for his 74. Dorn had three bogeys on the front nine and added another on the par 4 11th hole. After two pars, the sophomore birdied the par 4 14th, but dropped a shot on the par 4 15th for his 74.

Peter Valasek and Roberto Ballesteros are both one stroke behind Soderberg and Dorn. Valasek and Ballesteros recorded a first round 75 and both are tied for 126th.

Coastal Carolina will play in the afternoon session Wednesday with Wheeler getting the Chants started at 2 pm on hole 10.