March 11, 2013
Team Leaderboard | Individual Results
PINEHURST, N.C. – Ohio hit the links Monday at a course that’s often humbled the game’s best and performed well, moving from 13th place to a tie for 11th after 36 holes at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate.
The action moved to Pinehurst’s No. 2 course on day two after the players competed on Pinehurst No. 6 Sunday. The No. 2 course hosted the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Opens and will hold the championship again in 2014.
The Bobcats shot a combined 43-over par as a team and have totaled 629 strokes (306-323, +65) after 36 holes of play. Old Dominion and VCU are tied for the top spot after posting identical 36-hole totals of 35-over par (599).
Senior Byron Firestone (Canton, Ohio) led the Bobcats for the second-straight day after firing a seven-over par 77 on the No. 2 course. Firestone sits alone in sixth place (71-77-148) for the tournament.
Junior Connor Coldwater (Clarks Summit, Pa.) moved from a tie for 57th to a tie for 54th after 36 holes. Coldwater shot a 12-over par 82 on Monday and has posted a two-day total of 159 (77-82, +18).
Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) jumped four spots on day two and is now tied for 66th place. The Ohio sophomore carded a 13-over par 83 on Monday and is +21 for the championship (79-83-162).
Ohio’s biggest mover of the day was freshman Brad Burgess (St. Catharines, Ontario), who improved eight spots and is tied for 81st after posting an 11-over par 81. Burgess’ total was four shots better than his day one total, while playing the much more difficult No. 2 course. He has posted a two-day total of 166 (85-81, +25).
Senior Michael Lamping (Dublin, Ohio) was unable to finish his round and could not card a score for round two.
The Bobcats wrap up competition at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate Tuesday. The field will tee off on the No. 6 course for final round action.
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