Men's Golf Leads By 10 Shots Through Two Rounds of Big South Championship
NINETY-SIX, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina's men's golf squad has a 10-shot advantage through the first 36 holes of the 2008 Big South Conference Men's Golf Championship, Apr. 21. The two-day, 54-hole championship is being played at The Patriot Golf Club (Par 72 - 7,079 yards) in Ninety Six, S.C.
The four-time defending league champion Chanticleers struggled in the first round on Monday, shooting 296 to sit in a tie with second-seeded Radford and five shots ahead of Liberty in third. However, Coastal put it together in the afternoon round, shooting a 2-over 290 to post the best score of the second 18 by 10 shots over three teams and grab a 10-shot advantage at 586. RU is in second at 596, while Charleston Southern is in third at 604.
Coastal sophomore David Dannelly led after his opening round 2-under 70 to take a two-shot lead and extended it to four with a 1-over 73 in the second round to finish the first 36 holes at 1-under 143. A group of three players, including CCU senior Lindsay Renolds is tied for second at 3-over 147, while sophomore Dan Obremski is in fifth at 4-over 148. Big South Freshman and Player of the Year Tripp McAllister rebounded from a rough 79 in the first round to post the best total of the second 18 with a 2-under 70, moving the Coastal freshman into a tie for sixth at 5-over 149. The final round of the tournament will be played on Tue., Apr. 22, with the winner earning the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals.Team Results Scores 1. Coastal Carolina 296-290=586 2. Radford 296-300=596 3. Charleston Southern 304-300=604 4. Winthrop 305-300=605 5. Liberty 301-319=620High Point 313-307=620 * Presbyterian 306-300=606Individual Results (Top 5 Plus Coastal) 1. David Dannelly (Coastal) 70-73=143 2. Lindsay Renolds (Coastal) 75-72=147 Hampton Ballard (Radford) 73-74=147 Chris Dillow (Radford) 74-73=147 * Thomas Todd (PC) 74-73=147 5. Dan Obremski (Coastal) 73-75=148 t6. Tripp McAllister (Coastal) 79-70=149t24. Cameron Hooper (Coastal) 78-82=160
*PC is competing but not eligible for the league title or count in the team or individual standings.