Wake Slips To Ninth At NCAA Regional
Senior Evan Beck

May 17, 2013

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By Gary Petit, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMGolf)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Wake Forest men's golf team posted a round of 8-over 296 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA East Regional at the Golden Eagle Country Club and is now in ninth place in the 13-team field.

Senior Evan Beck made four birdies in his round on Friday and finished with a 1-under 71. Coupled with an opening round 68, Beck is tied for 13th place at 5-under par.

The Demon Deacons entered the second round just four spots behind the fifth qualifying spot. But a 296 dropped them back into ninth place and they are now 16 shots out of fifth place. The top-5 teams and top individual not on those five teams at the end of Saturday's round will earn a spot in the NCAA Championship in Atlanta.

Freshman Davis Womble birdied all four par-5s on Friday en route to posting a 2-over 74. He is tied with teammate Charlie Harrison, who's 76 on Friday also put him at 2-over for the tournament. Womble and Harrison will start the final round in a tie for 39th.

Juniors Thomas Birdsey and John Varol are both 7-over par through the two rounds and tied for 63rd. Birdsey has carded rounds of 76-75 while Varol followed an opening round 74 with a 77 on Friday.

North Florida holds the team lead for the second-straight day after a second round 277. The Osprey are 27-under for the tournament and lead top-seeded Washington by two shots and host Florida State by four shots.



The race for the fourth and fifth spots is a tight one. Oregon is currently in fourth place at 14-under par while Georgia Tech and South Florida are tied for the final qualifying spot just two shots back at 12-under.

Individually, first round leader MJ Maguire of North Florida continues to lead at 11-under par. Maguire followed his opening round 65 with a 68 and holds a one-shot lead over Florida State's Chase Seiffert and Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan.

Wake Forest will begin the final round at 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning off the tenth tee. The Deacs are paired with Oklahoma and Oregon State. Golfstat.com will have live scoring of the final round.

Team Standings
1.  North Florida         272-277=549 (-27)
2.  Washington            276-275=551 (-25)
3.  Florida State         277-276=563 (-23)
4.  Oregon                280-282=562 (-14)
5.  Georgia Tech          280-284=564 (-12)
    South Florida         280-284=564 (-12)
7.  Oklahoma              284-281=565 (-11)
8.  Oregon State          292-285=577 (+1)
9.  Wake Forest           284-296=580 (+4)
10. NC State              289-293=582 (+6)
11. Iowa                  299-290=589 (+13)
12. San Diego             299-295=594 (+18)
13. Loyola Maryland       301-299=600 (+24)

Top 5 Individuals 1. MJ Maguire (UNF) 65-68=133 (-11) 2. Chase Seiffert (FSU) 66-68=134 (-10) Cheng-Tsung Pan (WASH) 67-67=134 (-10) 4. Richard James (USF) 68-67=135 (-9) Daniel Walker (RICH) 68-67=135 (-9)

Wake Forest Individuals 13. Evan Beck 68-71=139 (-5) 39. Charlie Harrison 70-76=146 (+2) 39. Davis Womble 72-74=146 (+2) 63. John Varol 74-77=151 (+7) 63. Thomas Birdsey 76-75=151 (+7)

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