Wake Forest Remains in 10th at Chapel Hill Regional
Freshman Will Zalatoris is 3-under after two rounds.
May 15, 2015

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By Erika Carrubba, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The men's golf team remains in 10th place at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional after two rounds. Freshman Will Zalatoris is tied for sixth with one round to play.

The Demon Deacons posted a six-stroke improvement from Thursday's opening round with an even-par 288 on Friday. Wake Forest remains in 10th place, nine strokes back of the fifth place team. The top five teams advance to the NCAA Championship in Bradenton, Fla.

"Today was a better round but it will take a special day tomorrow to advance," said head coach Jerry Haas. "We are starting off number 10 for the third straight day but Stanford shot 13-under starting on that side and we will need a similar performance. We made some birdies at the end of the day to get back to even par."

Zalatoris started slow on Friday and made the turn at 1-over but he finished on fire to card a 1-under 71. After a bogey on the fifth hole Zalatoris was 2-over with four holes to play. He birdied three of the final four holes to drop under par. He is tied for sixth with one round to play.

Freshman Tanner Owen also fired a 1-under 71 on Friday. He rebounded from an opening round 76 and is now 3-over for the tournament. Owen also struggled at the start with bogeys on the first two holes. After that he was bogey-free with three birdies to wrap up the round at 1-under. He is tied for 42nd.

Sophomore Woody Woodward and junior Davis Womble carded matching rounds of 1-over 73. Woodward's 73 was a two-stroke improvement from his opening round. He is now 4-over for the weekend. Womble showed a four-stroke improvement after a 77 on Thursday. He is 6-over with one round to play.

Freshman Paul McBride rounded out the scores on Friday with a 75. He is also 4-over this weekend.

Stanford currently leads the Chapel Hill Regional with a one stroke lead over Charlotte. Florida State, Kennesaw State and Florida round out the top 5. Western Carolina's J.T. Poston has the individual lead with a one stroke advantage over Stanford's Maverick McNealy.

For the final round Wake Forest will be paired with Penn State and Loyola-Maryland. The teams will tee off from the 10th tee beginning at 8:25 a.m.