April 12, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 18 UAB men’s golf team sits in second place after two rounds of competition at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Saturday. UAB recorded a 576 (+8) for the first 36 holes of play and is four strokes back of No. 5 Georgia Tech.
“It’s just a really tough golf course,” head coach Alan Murray said. “It’s just tough. The guys did really well. The golf course can be really mean on you. It will test you. We did well. They handled tough conditions really well.”
Senior Sam Love leads the way Blazers after shooting a 142 (E) for the first two rounds. Love recorded a one-under first round and came back with a 72 (+1) in the afternoon, well enough for fifth place. The Trussville, Ala. native is aiming for his third top five finish of the season.
“There was a lot of birdies out there,” commented Murray. “He made quite a lot of birdies.”
Sophomore Martin Rohwer is two-over par after the first two rounds at the par-71, 7,455-yard course. Rohwer is tied for 13th place heading into Sunday’s third and final round.
One stroke behind Rohwer is junior Paul Dunne. Like Rohwer, Dunne finished at even par for the first round, but shot a 74 (+3) in the afternoon. Dunne is tied for 16th place.
Seniors Thomas Sutton and Wilson McDonald wrapped up the Green and Gold lineup on Saturday. Sutton finished in 146 strokes (+4) and is tied for 20th place, while McDonald was one stroke back of Sutton and sits in 27th place.
“They all played well,” concluded Murray. “If we play well tomorrow, we can get the job done. Hopefully, we can do our thing again tomorrow, play well, and bring the silverware back to Birmingham.
The third and final round will be played on Sunday at the Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University. Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.com.
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