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Men's Golf Jumps To Tie For Sixth Through 36 Holes of NCAA East Regional

       

Men's Golf Jumps To Tie For Sixth Through 36 Holes of NCAA East Regional

ORLANDO, FLA -- Coastal Carolina men's golf squad shot the best second round among the 27 teams and vaulted 11 spots to a tie for sixth through 36 holes of the 2006 NCAA East Regional, May 19. The 54-hole event is being played at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Fla. 

The wind continued to be an issue for the second day in a row, but the Chants, out in one of the morning waves, battled through to be the only team to post a score of par or better, shooting an even-par 288 for a two-round total of 589. First-round leader Georgia shot a 6-over-par 294 on Friday to post a total of two-over 578 and holds a two-shot lead over UNLV at 580. Wake Forest stands in third with a two-round total of 581.

Coastal Carolina is led by junior Dustin Johnson (Lexington, S.C./Dutch Fork), as he was even-par 72 in his second round and currently is tied for eighth at 143. Freshman Cameron Hooper (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) led CCU by carding the low round of the day with a 4-under 68. He entered Friday in a tie for 109th place, but moved into a tie for 19th at 147.

The top-10 squads in the 27-team field, plus two individuals not on those teams, advance to the NCAA Championship, which begins May 31 in Sunriver, Ore. The Chants will tee off of No. 10, starting at 7:18 am, as the leaders go off No. 1 and No. 10 in the morning waves.

Top 20 teams (of 27)
1 Georgia 284 294 578 +2
2 UNLV 287 293 580 +4
3 Wake Forest Univ. 285 296 581 +5
4 Texas Tech 289 293 582 +6
5 North Carolina 294 291 585 +9
T6 Coastal Carolina 301 288 589 +13
T6 Charlotte 299 290 589 +13
8 Auburn 296 294 590 +14
T9 Southern California 298 294 592 +16
T9 UCLA 292 300 592 +16
11 Georgia State Univ. 298 298 596 +20
12 South Carolina 304 293 597 +21
13 Rhode Island, U. of 288 313 601 +25
T14 Georgia Southern 295 307 602 +26
T14 Jacksonville Univ. 297 305 602 +26
16 Tennessee, Univ. of 310 293 603 +27
17 Indiana University 299 305 604 +28
18 Notre Dame, U. of 300 308 608 +32
19 Florida State Univ. 302 308 610 +34
T20 Liberty University 310 303 613 +37

Top Five Individuals (Plus Coastal)
1 Taylor Wood (Southern California) 70 69 139 −5
T2 Jonathan Jackson (North Carolina) 66 74 140 −4
T2 Jarred Texter (UNLV) 70 70 140 −4
T4 Oscar Floren (Texas Tech) 71 70 141 −3
T4 Matt Mincer (Charlotte) 71 70 141 −3
T4 Brendon Todd (Georgia) 67 74 141 −3

T8 Dustin Johnson (Coastal) 71 72 143
T19 Cameron Hooper (Coastal) 79 68 147
T50 Joachim Fourquet (Coastal) 75 75 150
T60 Moises Cobo (Coastal) 77 74 151
T71 Zack Byrd (Coastal) 78 74 152