HERSHEY, PA. – Despite adding three strokes to yesterday’s score, the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team moved up one spot to 10th place in the team standings after Tuesday’s second round of competition at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
The Tritons carded a 302 on today’s 18 holes and own a two-day score of 601 (299-302).
Barry University posted the lowest team score for the second day in a row and extended its lead over rival Nova Southeastern to 10 shots on the 71-par Hershey Country Club East Course. Barry’s four-over-par 288 pushed its total to four-over-par 572 for the tournament with Nova Southeastern posting a six-over-par 290 in round two for a 14-over-par total of 582 in the 20-team field.
Florida Southern (19-over-par) trails by 15 strokes in third place, but seems safely positioned in the top eight. Only the top eight teams at the conclusion of Wednesday’s play moves on to the match/medal format of the team championship.
UMSL is only four strokes behind eighth place Central Oklahoma (597).
Junior Warren Crow posted a one-over par 72 today to pace the Tritons, moving into a tie for 15th place individually with a 146 (74-72), while junior Joe Atkisson (74-78) and senior Chase Smith (78-74) are tied for 47th place with a 152.
California State Stanislaus’ Rob Damschen fired the low score of the tournament to move into first place on the individual leader board with a 138 (70-68).
UMSL tees off tomorrow beginning at 12 p.m. (EST) and is paired with Colorado Springs and Central Missouri.