Men's Golf In Third Through Two At C-USA

UABSPORTS.COM Sophomore Martin Rohwer is in 10th place through two rounds at the 2014 Conference USA Championships.
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Sophomore Martin Rohwer is in 10th place through two rounds at the 2014 Conference USA Championships.
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April 28, 2014

Results

EDMOND, Okla. – After two rounds of play, the No. 18 UAB men’s golf team is in third place at the 2014 Conference USA Championships at the Oak Tree Golf Club. As a team, UAB was three-over for the second round and is 13-over par for the event.

“We shot three-over as a team today,” head coach Alan Murray said. “We counted too many double bogeys, or worse, this week. That has been holding us back a little. We have been making a couple of birdies. We have to play well tomorrow. If we play well tomorrow, we will have a chance. We have a bit of ground to make up."

UAB trails tournament-leader Tulsa by four strokes heading into tomorrow’s third and final round. Tulsa’s Logan McCracken leads the individual field, as well, after shooting a 137 (-3).

Junior Paul Dunne remains the lowest scorer for the Green and Gold. Dunne recorded his 18th round at or under par this season with a 69 (-1) on the day. The Greystones, Ireland native birdied the par-4 third hole and recorded a par on the rest. Dunne is tied for second place with a 139 (-1) and trails McCracken by two strokes.

“Paul had a 69 today,” added Murray. “He didn’t have any bogeys; that was an excellent round. It was very windy, not as quite as bad yesterday. In tough conditions, a 69 and no bogeys is excellent.”

Not far behind is sophomore Martin Rohwer. Rohwer was even par on Monday and is three-over par for the three-round tournament at the par-70, 6,861-yard course. The sophomore is in 10th place after the first 36 holes of competition.

“Martin shot even-par,” commented Murray. “His round was really fantastic. He was struggling with his game, but just somehow managed to dig deep and really scrap. I was really proud of his efforts.”

Seniors Thomas Sutton and Sam Love both finished in 72 strokes (+2) on Monday. Sutton is tied for 15th place and is five-over par for the event. Love is in 39th place after recording a 150 (+10).

Senior Wilson McDonald wrapped up the lineup on the second day of play. McDonald shot his second consecutive 74 (+4) and is tied for 29th place heading into the final day.

Play will conclude on Tuesday at the Oak Tree Golf Club. Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.com.

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