UMO men’s golf remains fifth after second round
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The University of Mount Olive remained in fifth place in the team standings on April 24 at the conclusion of the second round with three golfers in the top-15 overall at the Conference Carolinas men’s golf championship at the Preserve at Verdae.
UMO registered a 15-over 303 in the second round and continued to sit fifth overall in the standings with a 31-over 607 (304-303), just one stroke back of fourth place. Barton fired an impressive two-under 286 to catapult up in the team standings to first place with an 11-over 587 (301-286), to hold an eight-stroke lead. Erskine fell one position and ranks second with a 19-over 595 (291-304) and Belmont Abbey sits third with a 28-over 604 (299-305).
Senior Cade Hancock remained the UMO team leader after posting a three-over 75 in the second round and stayed in a tie for seventh overall with a five-over 149 (74-75). He carded 13 pars on the second day while converting two birdies over the final three holes. Hancock is tied for the most pars made in the tournament with 24 while also making five birdies.
Freshman Max Lindblad jumped one slot on the leaderboard after shooting a four-over 76 and is currently tied for 11th place with an eight-over 152 (76-76) after 36 holes. He played the front nine at one-under after carding three birdies over the initial five holes of the round. Sophomore Gabriel Ekholm leaped seven positions after recording a three-over 75 and is tied for 13th overall with a nine-over 153 (78-75). He played the back nine at one-over while producing 13 pars on Monday.
Fellow freshman Jonas Arnstrom Bakker sits in 22nd place with an 11-over 155 (76-79) after posting a seven-over 79 in the second round with three birdies. Teammate Rasmus Ronnberg climbed four slots with a five-over 77 and is tied for 24th overall with a 14-over 188 (81-77). He shot the front nine at two-over while making a pair of birdies over the final nine holes.
Erskine freshman Tom Bastow remained the individual leader following the second day of action after firing a one-under 71 to hold a three-stroke lead at six-under 138 (67-71).
— From University of Mount Olive Athletics