May 29, 2013
MILTON, Ga. -- The Saint Mary's golf team shot a 14-over par 294 today in the second round of the NCAA Championships at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course.
After two rounds, the Gaels are 21-over par and enter tomorrow's round in 29th place. Saint Mary's will begin its final round tomorrow morning beginning at 4 a.m. (Pacific), along with golfers from Ball State and South Carolina. Live results will be available via the NCAA and Golfstat.com at the link listed to the right.
Host Georgia Tech leads the field with a 2-round total of 12-under par 548 and sits one stroke ahead of top-ranked California and two strokes in front of third-place Texas. Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Arizona State and Texas A&M make up the top eight teams in the standings.
The top eight teams following tomorrow's third round advance to match play quarterfinals, which determines the NCAA team champion.
Arizona State's Jon Rahm owns the lead for medalist honors at 7-under. He fired one of the lowest scores in championship history yesterday with a 9-under par 61, but shot 2-over par 72 today.
Mac McClung and Dalan Refioglu shared the team's low score today, each carding 3-over par 73 on the 7,319-yard, par 70 course.
Refioglu, a native of Foster City, Calif., is the team's leader after 36 holes with rounds of 71-73 for a 4-over par 144. He is tied for 88th in the 156-player field.
A native of Fremont, Calif., McClung is tied with teammates Ben Geyer, Jonathan De Los Reyes and nine other golfers for 118th-place at 6-over par. McClung has posted identical rounds of 73 each day, while Geyer went 72-84 and De Los Reyes carded 71-75.
Junior Alex Bungert is 9-over for the tournament with rounds of 75-74 and is in a nine-way tie for 137th place. He overcame a broken driver during yesterday's round and repaired the shaft in time for today's second round.
One noteworthy event on the day was the appearance of a 5-foot snake on the fairway of the 11th hole. The snake slithered across the fairway, within just feet of De Los Reyes' ball, about 120 yards from the green. Play was stopped for just a few minutes while the snake made its way across to the rough on the far side of the fairway.