MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Max Sear
and Chris Williams
each shot one over par to highlight a tough round for the West Virginia University golf team on the second day of the Furman Intercollegiate at the Furman Intercollegiate Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday.
The Mountaineers shaved two strokes off yesterday’s round of 297, carding a 295 team score. However, the team remains in 17th place at 16 over par with a two-round total of 592. No 17 Clemson took over the team lead at 20 under par with a score of 556, while No. 18 South Carolina – Aiken is second at nine under par at 567. Chattanooga and Georgia Southern tied for third at the end of the round with scores of 569 for seven under par.
“We had too many big numbers out there today,” WVU coach Sean Covich said. “We actually made a fair amount of birdies this round but any chance at a good score was wiped out due to a double or higher. Each round should be a learning experience, and I hope our guys paid attention not only to where their games can get better, but how to play this course. You can’t force the issue out here. You have to take what it gives you and be patient. I hope to see that tomorrow.”
Sear shot one over on the day with a 73, going for five birdies on the day. He is three over through 36 holes, shooting 74-73=147. Sear jumped 12 spots in the standings and is tied for 53rd place entering the final round.
Williams used six birdies to also card a 73 and move up 17 spots in the standings to tie with teammate Alan Cooke
for 73rd. Williams shot 76-73, while Cooke recorded scores of 74-75 in the first two rounds. The two are five over par at 149 through 36 holes.
finished at two over par on the day with a score of 74. His scorecard shows 76-74=150, and he is tied for 88th place at six over par.
shot eight over par in the second rounding, finishing with a score of 80. He is tied for 105th at 73-80=153. Papineau sits nine over par.
Paired with Marshall and Samford, WVU will tee off in a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for the third and final round of play. Live scoring is available via Golfstat.