Coastal Men's Golf Falls One Spot at Kiawah
KIAWAH ISLAND - Coastal Carolina trimmed 19 strokes off its opening-round score but still slipped one spot to ninth with a score of 617 (318-299) after 36 holes of the East Bay Deli Classic at Kiawah, played at the par 72, 6,911yard Turtle Point Golf Course.
The event, and Coastal Carolina's fall portion of the schedule, will conclude with 18 final holes at Turtle Point on Tuesday.
"The opportunity to score was much better today, but we did not take full advantage of it," said head coach Jim Garren. "We should have been one of the teams that shot under par today. Andrew put himself in contention, but let the situation get to him on the last hole. Morgan showed some toughness to post his 73 after a tough start."
Tennessee continues to lead the 15-team field as the #26 Volunteers have a two-day total of 584 (298-286). Chattanooga posted the low round of the day (3-under par) and moved up one spot to second with a 36-hole score of 594.
Roy posted seven birdies Monday to lead the Chanticleers. He was 1-over at the turn, having three birdies, two bogeys and a double. However, he caught fire on the back nine with birdies on holes 10, 12, 15 and 17. A triple bogey on the par-5, 18th hole dropped him from 3-under to his 1-over 73. He did move up one spot into a tie for 15th thanks to his 36-hole total of 150 (77-73).
Deneen is tied for 32nd, jumping 15 spots with his 73 Monday and two-day total of 155 (82-73). He was 4-over after the third two holes and was 4-over at the turn thanks to a birdie on the 7th hole and a bogey on the 8th. Like Roy, Deneen caught fire on his inward nine. He had an eagle on the par-5, 10th before dropping a shot in the 12th hole. He then finished his round with birdies on the 14th hole and the tough 18th hole.
Luis Ruiz is tied for 30th (78-76=154). He was 2-over on both of his 9's Monday, carding three birdies along the way. Jonathan Goth-Rasmussen and States Fort each turned in 77's Monday. Goth Rasmussen had four birdies and is tied for 55th (82-77=159). Fort had 11 pars and an eagle on the par-5, 10th for his 77 and is tied for 58th (83-77=160). Thadd Obecny II is tied for 63rd (81-80=161)/