Men's Golf Tied for Fourth Through 36 Holes of General Hackler Championship
MURRELLS INLET, S.C. – The Coastal Carolina University men’s golf squad is tied for fourth after the first two rounds of the 2009 General Hackler Championship, Mar. 8. The tournament, hosted by the Chanticleers, is being played for the seventh straight year at the TPC of Myrtle Beach (Par 72 – 6,950 yards) in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
The Chants were in third after the opening round at 298 and followed it up with a 299 in the chanllenging conditions at TPC, currently at 21-over 597. East Tennessee State has led through each of the first two rounds, posting an 11-over 587 through 36 holes, three shots ahead of Pepperdine in second. Wake Forest is third at 15-over 591, with Coastal Carolina and North Carolina State tied for fourth. Other than North Carolina State, the other four schools in the top five showed the value of previous course knowledge, as each has won a Hackler team title in the history of the event.
Redshirt senior Zack Byrd continued to show his leadership of the 2009 squad, as he is tied for third heading into the final round. Byrd shot a 1-under 71 in the first round to tie for the 18-hole lead but slipped in the second round to a 2-over 74 and is at 145 with Seamus Power of East Tennessee State, two shots behind leader Travis Wadkins of Wake Forest. Next for the squad was David Dannelly in a tie for 24th at 6-over 150. Dan Obremski is tied for30th at 7-over 151, with Drew Ernst (153, t-40th) and Tripp McAllister (155, t-50th) rounding out the individuals scoring.
Sophomore Alan Lee, playing as an individual, is tied for fifth at 146, including a second-round 71. In all, the Chants have five individuals, along with the team, in the field and three of them are currently in the top 25 after two rounds.
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