Zabroske Fires Tournament Low Round; East Carolina Leads After Opening Day of Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate
East Carolina holds a strong first-place advantage firing two sub-par rounds for a 12-under 564 (284-280). Holding second-place, Wofford bounced back from an opening round 293 to tally a second round 280 for a 573 (-3). Old Dominion stands even after two rounds (576) for third place and Georgia College & State University stands in fourth at 582 (+6) heading into the final round Tuesday. Georgia Southern completes the top-five at 584 (+8).
ECU also boasts David Watkins as the top individual. Watkins owns identical rounds of 68 for an 8-under 136 opening day showing. Two strokes behind Watkins, Joe Young of Georgia College followed a first round 4-under 68 with a second round 70 (136). Furman’s Daniel Bowden stands in third place at 5-under, while Sam Wall of Old Dominion owns fourth at 4-under. Three individuals stand in a fifth-place tie at 3-under 141.
Shining with the day’s lowest round, Zabroske shaved off eight strokes from an opening round 75 for a second-round 67. The senior from Alpharetta, Ga., is tied for eighth heading into the final round after setting a career-low round of 18. Three strokes behind Zabroske, redshirt-freshman Sander (Bregenz, Austria) carded a 145 on the day compliments of rounds of 73 and 72, respectively. Sander finished tied for 21st after the opening day.
With two rounds of 74, junior Joe Monte (Chantilly, Va.) ties for 32nd at 138, while senior Spence Fulford (Rocky Mount, N.C.), one stroke back of Monte, owns a share of 36th at 149. Matt Deal rounds out the starting five for the Eagles. The senior from Statesboro, Ga., posted a 154 on the day with rounds of 75 and 79, respectively to finish T-64.
Competing as an individual, junior Coleman Calhoun (Vidalia, Ga.) opened with a 79 and leads the tournament in birdies, firing 11 on the day. The junior’s second round 71 puts him in a tie for 44th after two rounds.
“We are disappointed in our performance today. After getting off to a shaky start, we bounced back in the second round thanks to Ryan [Zabroske] and Florian [Sander], who both put up solid rounds,” said head coach Larry Mays. “We know that we will need rounds similar to Ryan’s and Florian’s to put us back in contention for a good finish. We are looking forward to finishing the tournament with a solid team performance tomorrow.”
The final round of competition begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. Florida Gulf Coast, Kennesaw State and Jacksonville University tee off first on the front nine. Deal will tee off first for the Eagles, who start on hole one, at 8:45 a.m.
For complete tournament results, click here to access the tournament page.
- Category: Golf
- Published on Monday, 19 October 2009 20:17