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Flames Improve To Move Up Leaderboard After Second Day At NCAA East Regional

May 19, 2006  Orlando, Fla.  RSS
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Flames Improve To Move Up Leaderboard After Second Day At NCAA East Regional
Full NCAA East Regional Results

The Flames shaved seven strokes off their first day total to move up to 20th place at the conclusion of the second day of the NCAA East Regional played at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club Friday afternoon.

Liberty fired a 15-over-par 303 on the day, bettering its first day total of 22-over par 310, leaving Liberty with a two-day total of 37-over par 613 which shares 20th place along with Western Illinois (298-315-613).

The Flames are making their second-ever appearance at a NCAA Regional Championship as the men's golf program earned Liberty's first-ever at-large bid to a NCAA Championship event back in 2003.

No. 1 seed Georgia still holds a slim margin over UNLV as the Bulldogs stand atop the leaderboard with a two-over par 578 (284-294), while the Rebels are in second place with a four-over par 287 (287-293).

Fellow Big South member Coastal Carolina carded the best round of the afternoon as the Chanticleers fired an even par 288 on the day to move up from 17th place to a tie for sixth as Coastal Carolina (301-288) and Charlotte (299-290) are both at 13-over par 589.

Individually, Southern California's Taylor Wood fired the best round of the day with a three-under par 69 to move into sole possession of first place with a two-day total of five-under par 139 (70-69). North Carolina's Jonathan Jackson, who led after the conclusion of day one, is just one stroke back as he stands at four-under par 140 (66-74).

Albie Powers leads the way for the Flames as he is tied for 71st place with an eight-over par 152 (78-74), while Peter Horstman is tied for 81st place with a nine-over par 153 (76-77). Andrew Turner is tied for 99th place with a 12-over par 156 (75-81), while Jay Calvo (81-76) and Parker McKoy (81-76) are both tied for 106th place with a 13-over par 157.

The Flames will look to continue to move up the leaderboard tomorrow when they play the final 18 holes of competition at the three-day event, with the Top 10 teams advancing to the NCAA National Championship.