May 3, 2013
COMBINED RESULTS | INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD | STAT LEADERS
NASHPORT, Ohio – Bolstered by a stellar effort from senior Michael Lamping, the Ohio University men’s golf team sits in eighth place after day one action at the MAC Championships at Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.
After two rounds of play, the Bobcats are a combined 50-over par (626), nine shots in front of ninth-place Northern Illinois (635, +19). Ohio improved its second round score (305) by 16 strokes over its first round mark of 321.
Kent State leads the tournament after firing a 12-over par 591 (291-300).
Lamping (Dublin, Ohio) leads the Bobcats after a strong showing in extremely difficult scoring conditions. The senior fired a three-over par 147 (75-72) in his two rounds on the day. His second-round score was the second-best among the 75-player field.
Lamping made three birdies in his second round and chipped in for eagle on the par-5 10th hole. He played the par 5s at -4 over the first two rounds which ranked second-best among all 45 competitors.
“The course is playing hard. You’re going to make mistakes and I made a couple double bogeys today,” Lamping said. “But the greens are rolling good and you can make some putts. You have to understand that you’re going to have bogeys, and sometimes bogey can be a good score.”
Senior Byron Firestone (Canton, Ohio) is tied for 23rd place after carding an 11-over par 155 (77-78). Firestone had a tough stretch in his second round, making a double-bogey seven on the par-5 fourth, then a quintuple bogey on the par-3 fifth hole. But Firestone bounced back, firing five birdies over his final 13 holes to finish at 78. In all, he made seven birdies on the day.
Junior Connor Coldwater (Clarks Summit, Pa.) rebounded from an opening round 85 to fire a much-improved 77 in round two. Coldwater’s 162 (+18) has him tied for 38th place for the championship. He made four birdies in second-round play.
Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) also showed strong improvement from round-to-round. The sophomore shot 86 in the opening 18 holes, but responded with a five-over par 77 in second round action, including three pars on the difficult opening trio of holes. Mlynarski is tied for 40th place (164, +20).
Rounding out the Bobcat roster, senior Bradley Lucas (Worthington, Ohio) is in 42nd place after shooting 171 (84-87) over his opening two rounds.
-- GO BOBCATS! --