GW Golf Takes Lead into Final Round of A-10 Championship
April 28, 2012
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla.- Despite rainy, soggy conditions for the majority of the day, the George Washington golf team fired a 4-under par 284 for the second straight day to hold on to the lead through two rounds of the Atlantic 10 Golf Championship.
The Colonials carry a two-round total of 8-under 568 to lead Charlotte and Xavier by two strokes at the par-72 Heron Bay Golf Course. The 49ers and the Musketeers are tied for second with two-day scores of 6-under 570, followed by Richmond in fourth with a 1-under 575.
Senior Andres Pumariegashot a 5-under 67 - the lowest round of the Championship to date - on Saturday to pace the Buff and Blue and climb to second place through two rounds with a 5-under 139, just one stroke behind individual leader Raoul Menard of Charlotte. Pumariega birdied four of his first eight holes and finished with seven birdies on the day.
Fellow senior Martin Liu sits in 10th place with a two-round total of 1-under 143 after shooting a 2-over 74 on Saturday. Classmate Brandon Rukin and freshman Jack Personsare tied for 11th with two-round scores of even-par 144. Rukin shot a 2-over 73 on Day 2 while Persons carded an even-par 72 for the second straight day.
Senior Taylor Fuqua, who was tied for 38th after Day 1, fired an even-par 72 for a two-round total of 4-over 148 to sit in a tie for 27th.
The Colonials will look to fend off the six-time defending champion 49ers and the Musketeers to claim their first-ever Atlantic 10 crown on Sunday. GW is set to tee of with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.