Men's Golf

Second Round Action Complete at NCAA Columbus Regional

May 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Second round action of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Columbus Regional wrapped up Friday afternoon on the par 71, 7,286-yard Scarlet Course in Columbus after a one-hour morning fog delay. The 54-hole tournament, hosted by The Ohio State University Golf Club, will continue with the final round set to begin 7:30 a.m. Saturday. 

South Carolina and UNLV tied for a share of the team leaderboard in the field of 13 teams and 10 individuals heading into the final round with a two-round total of 16-over 586. Gamecock senior Dykes Harbin and sophomore Sean Kelly each collected an eagle on the day on the par-5 No. 12 and par-4 No. 10, respectively.

We had a really good front nine but not a very good back nine,” Bill McDonald, South Carolina head coach, said. “The golf course is playing tough and we lost a lot of shots coming in. It makes tomorrow more difficult for us, but overall we’re in a good position.”

UNLV’s Carl Jonson carded a two-day total of 2-under 140 to hold first place among individuals. South Carolina’s Will Starke shares second place with Texas Tech sophomore Matias Dominguez after posting a two-round score of 1-under 141. New Mexico’s James Erkenbeck tallied a 1-under 70 in the second round to move to fourth place, while Purdue’s Adam Schenk rounds out the Top 5 with a two-round score of 1-over 143.

I think the course played a little tougher today,” Jonson said. “The wind really picked up and there were some tough pins out there. For the most part I played pretty similar to yesterday. I didn’t hit very many fairways and it was really tough playing from the rough. I missed a couple of putts I probably should have made.”

The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each of the regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships. The finals will take place May 28-June 2 at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta. Georgia Tech is the host institution for this year's championships.


 

 

NCAA Columbus Regional – Day Two
Scarlet Course
Par 71, 7,286 yard

Team Standings
T1. South Carolina – 288 – 296 – 584 (+16)
T1. UNLV – 292 – 292 – 584 (+16)
T3. Auburn – 293 – 293 – 586 (+18)
T3. Stanford – 291 – 295 – 586 (+18)
T5. Texas Tech – 299 – 288 – 587 (+19)
T5. New Mexico – 294 – 293 – 587 (+19)
7. Missouri – 294 0 301 – 595 (+27)
T8.  Charlotte – 287 – 309 – 596 (+28)
T8. San Francisco – 297 – 299 – 596 (+28)
10. Virginia – 303 – 294 – 597 (+29)
11. Chattanooga – 304 – 294 – 598 (+30)
12. Georgia Southern – 298 – 308 – 606 (+38)
13. Valparaiso – 309 – 308 – 617 (+49)

Individual Standings (Top 10)
1. Carl Jonson (UNLV) – 68 – 72 – 140 (-2)
T2. Matias Dominguez (Texas Tech) – 70 – 71 – 141 (-1)
T2. Will Starke (South Carolina) – 68 – 73 – 141 (-1)
4. James Erkenbeck (New Mexico) – 72 – 70 – 142 (E)
5. Adam Schenk (Purdue) – 72 – 71 - 143 (+1)
T6. Raoul Menard (Charlotte) – 67 – 77 – 144 (+2)
T6. John Catlin (New Mexico) – 75 – 69 – 144 (+2)
T6. Patrick Rodgers (Stanford) – 72 – 72 – 144 (+2)
T10. Dominic Bozzelli (Auburn) – 71 – 74 – 145 (+3)
T10. Michael Johnson (Auburn) – 72 – 73 – 145  (+3)
T10. Jake Mondy (Auburn) – 75 – 70 – 145 (+3)
T10. David Pastore (Virginia) – 73 – 72 – 145 (+3)
T10. Ryan Zech (Missouri) – 70 (-1)
T10. Erik Van Rooyen (Minnesota) – 72 (+1)
T10. Cameron Wilson (Stanford) – 70 (-1)

Day Two Quotes
Bill McDonald, South Carolina head coach

On his team’s play today

We had a really good front nine but not a very good back nine. The golf course is playing tough and we lost a lot of shots coming in. It makes tomorrow more difficult for us, but overall we’re in a good position.”

On the performance of Will Starke

“Will looked good again today. He played an unbelievable round yesterday though. He didn’t drive the ball as well today as he did yesterday and that makes this golf course really tough. Overall, to be playing like he is as a freshman is really great.”

Will Starke, South Carolina freshman
On his performance in the second round
I think the course played a little tougher today. The wind really picked up and there were some tough pins out there. For the most part I played pretty similar to yesterday. I didn’t hit very many fairways and it was really tough playing from the rough. I missed a couple of putts I probably should have made too.”

On his confidence heading into tomorrow
“I feel good heading into tomorrow. This is what I’ve been practicing and preparing for. As a team I don’t think this is really a surprise for us to be near the top. We all felt really good about our games on this course coming into the week. We have been really close all year to getting it done. I feel like this is where we should be.”

Conrad Ray, Stanford head coach
On the play of his team

“Today we didn’t play too horribly and I think our guys really battled out there. We had kind of a slow start, so I was happy with how we hung in there all day. We were looking good in the middle of the round then had a couple of bad holes at the end. I think our guys are up for it tomorrow and I’m excited to see what happens.”

On expectations for tomorrow and the course
“It’s going to be a shootout. There is a lot of good golf to be played. The course is really challenging and it got a little tougher today. The rough is growing and greens are fast.”

Carl Jonson, UNLV sophomore
On his second round performance

“I think I played really well on the front nine but just got a little tired on the backside. Overall, it was a pretty solid day. The course played a little tougher today for sure. There were some pins that were in trickier spots.”

On the play of UNLV as a team
“We are probably right on the cut line for getting through, so we really need to come out and play a good round tomorrow.”

Matias Dominguez, Texas Tech sophomore
On his performance in the second round

“Today, I was hitting good drives and keeping the ball in the fairway helped me a lot. I also putted really well; my putter saved my life today.”

On looking forward to the final round
“I want to keep doing what the strategy is with my coach and team and not really change anything. We want to finish strong in the final round.”

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