Tigers Improve Second Round Score and Leaderboard Position at Landfall Tradition
Oct. 29, 2005
Wilmington, N.C. - After shooting the worst team round of the day in the first round of the Landfall Tradition on Friday, Memphis rebounded by shooting the fifth-best score of the field in the second round, a 10-over 298, to move up one position on the leaderboard after two rounds at the Country Club of Landfall Jack Nicklaus Course. The Tigers are now in 11th place, just four shots out of 10th. Ian Rochester shot a round of even par to lead the Tigers and is tied for seventh place at two-over par 146 (74-72).
Texas A&M, which was in second place entering the second round, took over the lead by shooting the lowest team round of the day, a seven-over 295. They now lead first round leader Tulsa by two shots. Coastal Carolina is third, three shots back, followed by fourth place Minnesota, four shots back.
Rochester, who entered the second round in a tie for 16th place after shooting a two-over 74 yesterday, moved up eight positions on the individual leaderboard and is now in a three-way tie for seventh place. He is just four shots out of first place. Only three players in the field are currently under par for the tournament.
Mike Regenold, who shot the best Tiger round in the first round, followed up his 73 with a second round of three-over 75 and is tied for 13th place at four-over 148 (73-75). Keven Fortin-Simard rebounded from his disastrous first round by shooting a two-over 74 in the second round and moved up eight spots on the leaderboard and sits at 10-over 154 (80-74) for the tournament. Freshman Brad Benjamin, playing in his first collegiate tournament, also improved from the first to second round as he shot a five-over 77 in the second round and is now at 16-over 160 (83-77) for the tournament. He also moved up four spots on the leaderboard. Josh Ray once again had a forgettable round, shooting an 88.
Complete second round results are available at www.golfstat.com or by following the exact link below.
Final round play at the Landfall Tradition begins Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m.