Deacons Tied For 6th Midway Through Mobile Bay Intercollegiate
Feb. 18, 2013
The Wake Forest men's golf team is in a tie for sixth place midway through the second round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. Play was halted on Monday evening in the middle of the three-round event due to darkness.
Junior Thomas Birdsey leads the Deacons as he is 1-under par through 30 holes and just one shot off the lead. Birdsey opened with a round of 1-over 73 in the morning and is 2-under par through 12 holes of his second round. He made a total of six birdies on the day.
Senior Evan Beck also made a total of six birdies on Monday and is 1-over par through 30 holes. He made four birdies and posted a 74 in the morning and has matched a pair of birdies with just one bogey in the afternoon. Beck is currently tied for 10th.
Fellow senior Charlie Harrison started the tournament with a round of 77 and is just 2-over through 15 holes in the afternoon. He has made four bogeys and one eagle in the second round and is tied for 39th at 7-over par.
Freshman Davis Womble and junior John Varol are each 10-over par for the tournament and tied for 54th. Varol had a tough round of 8-over 80 in the morning but has made 10 pars and one birdie through 14 holes in the afternoon. Womble started with a 79 and is 3-over par through 13 holes in his second round.
Sophomore Cyrus Stewart, who is playing in the tournament as an individual, opened the day with a round of 81.
As a team, the Demon Deacons carded a first round of 15-over 303 and was tied for sixth. They are just 1-over par midway through the second round, which is the third-best round in the field for round two.
Auburn shot a 3-under 285 in the morning and has slipped back to even-par for the day. The Tigers hold an 8-shot edge on Memphis and has a 9-shot lead on Illinois. Individually, Niclas Carlsson of Auburn is 2-under par for the day and has a 1-shot lead on a group of five players, including Birdsey.
Round two will resume Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET. The teams will continue into round three without repairing in order to finish the tournament on Tuesday. Round one was delayed nearly 40 minutes due to heavy dew on the course. Follow the final round and a half on www.Golfstat.com.