GW Golf Moves to 13th Place After Round 2 of NCAA Greensboro Regional
Colonials Climb Past Mount St. Mary's with Strong Closing Nine Holes on Friday
May 18, 2012
The Colonials’ final round tee time is set for 9:10 a.m. on Saturday at the par-72 7,271-yard Grandover Resort East Course.
Florida – which sits in third place through two rounds with a combined 10-over 586 – was the only team to break par on Saturday, while the 13 remaining teams all shot 3-over or higher.
GW stood in 14th place after Round 1 with a 24-over par 312, but the Colonials’ second-round score of 22-over 310 bested Mount St. Mary’s 29-over 317 to move the team past the Mountaineers into 13th in the 14-team field by six shots entering Saturday's final round. GW lost just six shots to par over its second nine holes on Friday, while the Mount dropped 19 shots over the span to fall behind the Colonials.
Senior Andres Pumariega continues to pace the Buff and Blue as the Miami, Fla., native shot a 3-over 75 in Round 2 to move to a tie for 41st with a two-round 7-over 151. Classmate Taylor Fuqua – who was tied for 51st after a 5-over 77 on Thursday – fired a 4-over 76 and currently sits in a tie for 48th at 9-over 153.
Fellow senior Martin Liu carded a second-round 3-over 75 and is tied for 57th with a two-round score of 11-over 155. Freshman Jack Persons shot a 14-over 86 on Friday for a two-day 21-over 165 and 73rd place, while senior Brandon Rukin follows in 74th after shooting a 12-over 84 on Friday and two-day 26-over 170.
The Colonials are competing with Auburn, UNLV, Florida, Duke, Indiana, Liberty, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Lamar, Lousiana-Lafayette, Mount St. Mary's and Atlantic 10 rival Charlotte, in addition to individuals Vaita Guillaume (Campbell), Sam Ryder (Stetson), Chris Russo (Cal State Northridge), Casey O'Toole (Samford) and Leo Garcia (Sacred Heart).
Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals (Athens, Ga., Ann Arbor, Mich., Stanford, Calif.) while the other three regionals (Greensboro, N.C., Bowling Green, Ky., Norman, Okla.) will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The top 30 teams and six individuals advance to the NCAA Championship, held May 28 - June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.