Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Spartans 10th After Opening Round of the NCAA Columbus Regional

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Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 22:12

After the first six holes, the Cougars sat at seven-over par as a team, but managed to shoot even par over the final 12 holes.

For the second day in a row, OU junior Blaine Hale led the Sooners, and all others in the regional tournament, with a three-under score of 69. Furthermore, Leed is on pace to claim season records in Scoring Average, Rounds Played and Birdies. He carded a 1-over 37 on the back nine.

Texas A&M leads on its home course at 18-under after its second-consecutive 279 (-9).

Matthew Wolf and Zach Bauchau are both at 3-under par, tied with two IL golfers, Nick Hardy and Michael Feagles. At 3-over (294-285-579), Ole Miss holds an eight-shot cushion over SC (293-294-587) for fifth place with 18 holes remaining. The top individual not on an advancing team will move on to the national championship May 25-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Augusta University men's golf team is in eighth place and five shots out of fifth place after 36 holes of play at the 2018 NCAA Raleigh Regional at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. No. 26 UCLA (E) and No. 34 Ole Miss (+3) are also in also now positioned to earn NCAA Championship berths awarded to the top five teams after 54 holes.

Sophomore Jamie Li, a fellow Englishmen, improved by three strokes in the second round with an even-par 72. His 33-spot improvement was the largest by any individual in the field.

Strafaci is tied for ninth place individually at 5-under-par 137, while Norton and Ogletree are in a large group of players tied for 14th place at 3-under 139.