Golf Remains in Fifth Place After Saturday's Second Rd. at A-10 Championship
April 30, 2011
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, FL -- The George Washington Golf team combined to shoot a 315 in Saturday's second round of the 33rd annual Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Golf Championship at the Mission Inn Resort near Orlando. The Colonials are tied with Dayton, also at +50 (626).
Five-time defending champion Charlotte overtook Xavier with a two-round 583 to claim the 36-hole lead with one round left to play. The 49ers are three strokes ahead of Xavier and 12 strokes ahead of third-place Richmond (595). Temple is currently fourth with a 620 followed by the Colonials (626) in the 11-team field.
Colonials' team MVP, Andres Pumariega, was again the low Colonial Saturday after carding a 4-over-par 76, good for 12th place in the 55-player field. Pumariega birdied the 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th holes Saturday but bogeyed six holes and double-bogeyed the par-4 third hole. Junior Brandon Rukin's second-round 79 dropped him into a tie for 20th at 11-over. Senior Brendan Barrack fired a 79 to move into a tie 32nd and teammate Martin Liu shot an 81 and is currently tied for 38th at the par-72, 6,901-yard El Campeon course.
The 54-hole tournament resumes Sunday at 8:00 a.m. for third-round action. The conference champion will be crowned Sunday following the third round.
The Colonials placed fifth at the 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship with a team total 917 (298-309-310), 54 strokes behind tournament champion Charlotte (863) but 20 strokes better than the previous year.
Live scoring for all three rounds will be available at www.golfstat.com. For complete coverage of the 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championship, including live scoring, log on to www.atlantic10.org