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#37 Coastal Men's Golf Moves up to 6th at ETSU

Ballesteros shoots 68, Soderberg 70 and Wheeler 71

       

Sebastian Soderberg has shot par or better in five of his eight rounds this season.

Sebastian Soderberg has shot par or better in five of his eight rounds this season.

Oct. 13, 2012

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Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Results/Live Scoring

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - Coastal Carolina shot the best round of the day with a 6-under 282 Saturday, thanks to a round of 68 by Roberto Ballesteros and a 70 by Sebastian Soderberg, to move up four spots to sixth in the 13-team Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, played at the par 72, 7,147-yard Blackthorn Club at the Ridges.

Tennessee, ranked 31st nationally, leads the field with a two-day score of 567 (280-287) and are followed by Virginia (570), #12 Missouri (571), Memphis (571), #39 Virginia Tech (572). Coastal is only three strokes behind second with a 36-hole total of 573 (291-282). The Chants lead seventh-place Wake Forest, who is ranked 21st nationally, by two strokes.

Ballesteros moved from 39th into a tie for sixth with his 4-under 68 - missing his career-low round by one stroke, while Soderberg carded a 2-under 70 to move from 12th into a tie for sixth. Ballesteros (73-68) and Soderberg (71-70) each have two-day total of 141, two shot off second place.

Ballesteros did not post a single bogey over his 18 holes Saturday, posting pars and birdies on holes 5, 11, 13 and 14.

Soderberg's card was not as clean, getting two bogeys and a double bogey. However, the senior had four birdies and an eagle to turn in his 2-under 70. Soderberg now has shot par or better in five of his eight rounds. He was 5-under par over three rounds to place third in the season opener, 5-over par over three rounds to place fifth in the team's second event and is 3-under over two rounds at ETSU.

Andrew Dorn, who was in fourth after day one with a 2-under 70, fell into a tie for 14th, shooting a 2-over 74 Saturday and giving him a 36-hole total of 74. The sophomore had two bogeys and two birdies, including one on the 15th hole and one of the 18th, but suffered a double bogey on the 16th hole.

Ben Wheeler played a key role in the team's success as he jumped 18 spots to 46th (tie), cutting six strokes off his first day score (77) by posting a 1-under 71 Saturday and two-day total of 148. Wheeler birdied the second hole, but closed the front nine with three consecutive birdies. He rallied with birdies on holes 13, 14 and 15 but took a bogey on 17. He finished strong with a birdie on 18 to finish with his 71.

Peter Valasek trimmed four strokes off his first round total (77) to shoot 1-over 73 Saturday, moving him from 64th to 55th (tie). The sophomore was 3-over at the turn, but had birdies on holes 12, 13 and 16 to get back to even par before a bogey on the 17th hole led to his 73. Kevin Vanden Heuvel, playing as an individual, shot 83 Saturday and his two-day total of 161 puts the junior in 71st (tie).

The Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate will conclude with 18 holes Sunday.