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UNC Greensboro leads at Irish Creek, behind Hendrix, Lyerly

Staff report

KANNAPOLIS — UNC Greensboro holds a one-shot lead over Florida State after the first two rounds of the Irish Creek Intercollegiate golf tournament here Saturday at The Club at Irish Creek.

Led by Bryce Hendrix and Nick Lyerly, the Spartans shot 557 during Saturday’s 36 holes, including a 277 in the second round. The Seminoles were the first-round leader at 276, but shot 282 in the afternoon round.

The 16-team tournament concludes today with one round.

Hendrix, is the individual leader, holding a five-stroke lead over John Pak of Florida State. Hendrix, a senior, carded a 66 and 65 for a 131 total for the day. Pak shot back-to-back 68s for 136.

Lyerly, a sophomore from Salisbury and East Rowan High School, is tied for 19th overall after shooting 142 (71-71). Lyerly placed as high as eighth place but slipped down the leaderboard after two late bogeys in his second round. He also had four birdies.

Lyerly played in a group with two other local stars — Richmond’s Michael Childress and James Madison’s Walker Cress.

Childress, a freshman from Salisbury and Cannon School, is tied for 65th after rounds of 73 and 75. Meanwhile, Cress, from Concord High School, playing on his home course, is tied for 11th place at 141 (71-70).

East Carolina follows UNCG and Florida State at 561 while Davidson (563) and Ohio State (567) round out the top five teams. Host Charlotte is tied for eighth with JMU at 571.

TEAM SCORES

UNC Greensboro     280-277 — 557

Florida State             276-282 — 558

East Carolina           284-277  — 561

Davidson                   279-284 — 563

Ohio State                 279-288 — 567

West Virginia           282-286 — 568

Kansas                       284-285 — 569

James Madison       285-286 — 571

Charlotte                   281-290 — 571

VCU                            285-287 — 572

High Point                284-288 — 572

Dartmouth                293-287 — 580

Richmond                 288-293 — 581

Kennesaw St.            297-295 — 592

App State                   307-294 — 601

Marshall                     291-311 — 602

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS

Bryce Hendrix, UNCG        66-65 — 131

John Pak, Florida St.          68-68 — 136

Jamie Li, Florida St.            68-70 —138

Jack Lang, Davidson           72-66 — 138

Nacho Montero, JMU         68-71 — 139

Pat Stephenson, ECU          70-69 — 139

Alec Weary, High Point       68-71 — 139

Blake Taylor, ECU                71-68 — 139

Caleb Ramirez, Ohio St.      70-69 — 139

M. Sharpstene, W.Va.          69-71 — 140

 

 

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