CLEMMONS – UNCP improved its round one score by more than 10 strokes to move into a seventh place tie with Flagler heading into the final round of the Will Wilson Southeast Preview hosted by Belmont Abbey at the par-70, 7,018-yard Tanglewood Park Championship Golf Course on Monday.
All-American Jordan Walor improved his round one score by seven strokes, shooting a one-over-par 71 to jump 25 spots in the individual standings into a tie for 22nd. The sophomore was one of a trio of Braves to improve on day two of the event, with Carson Lanier bettering his day-one 76 by two strokes and freshman Luke Ovenden shooting a 73 – six strokes better than his total in round one.
Jonathan McCurry equaled his round one total of 75, while Taylor Ferguson had his troubles on day two, shooting a 78 to bring his two round total to 153. McCurry and Lanier are both tied for 27th with a two-day total of 150, while Ovenden sits in a tie for 41st place with a 153. Ferguson is currently tied for 47th at amidst the prestigious field.
Fellow Peach Belt Conference member Lander shot an eye-popping 283 to jump into first place by two strokes heading into round 3 on Tuesday, while round one leader and host Belmont Abbey carded a team total of 292 to drop into third place. Mount Olive sits second at +16, with the Braves 10 strokes off the pace at +24.