PINEHURST, N.C. -- James Madison University's men's golf team droped two spots to fourth through 36 holes of the 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Championship, April 23. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at Pinehurst Resort No. 8 (Par 72 - 7,092 yards) in Pinehurst, N.C., with the winner earning the league's automatic berth to one of six NCAA Regionals.
The Dukes fought valiantly as they played with only four players after first round tournament co-leader junior Chad Mozingo (Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County) had to withdraw due to injury. Madison posted a 20-over 308 in the second round for a 28-over 604 score through 36 holes. UNC Wilmingto maintained its first-round lead and extended it to 10 shots after shooting the low round of the day at 5-over 293 for a two-round total of 11-over 587. George Mason is in second at 21-over 297, three shots better than VCU in third at 600. The Dukes are just one shot better than Old Dominion in fifth, as the Monarchs are at 29-over 605.
Sophomore Ryan Vince (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) leads the Dukes as he slipped out of the lead with a second-round 3-over 75 but remained in the top five in a tie for fifth with Delaware's Stephen Scialo at 3-over 147. Junior Mike Smith (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Nease) remained in a tie for 12th after his second-straight 3-over 75 put him at 6-over 150. Junior Chris Wellde (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) improved four shots over his opening round score with a 3-over 75 to move to 26th at 10-over 154. Sophomore Rich Leeper (Chapel Hill, N.C./Carrboro) rounds out the JMU effort with his 11-over 83 today, putting him in a tie for 39th at 16-over 160. Opening-round co-leader Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington shot a 1-under 71 in the second 18 to take the lead at 1-under 143, one shot ahead of Old Dominion's Neil Henderson at even-par 144 after Henderson posted a tournament-best 4-under 68 in the second round.
For the final round on Sunday, Madison will go off the No. 1 tee with Old Dominion and William & Mary, starting at 8 a.m.
Team Results Scores
1. UNC Wilmington 294-293=587 (+11)
2. George Mason 302-295=597 (+21)
3. VCU 304-296=600 (+24)
4. James Madison 296-308=604 (+28)
5. Old Dominion 309-296=605 (+29)
6. William & Mary 314-295=609 (+33)
7. Georgia State 307-305=612 (+36)
8. Delaware 312-301=613 (+37)
9. Towson 309-312=621 (+45)
10. Drexel 333-310=643 (+67)
11. Hofstra 326-329=655 (+79)
Individual Results (Top 5 Plus JMU)
1. Josh Brock (UNC Wilmington) 72-71=143 (-1)
2. Neil Henderson (Old Dominion) 76-68=144 (E)
3. Rocky Khara (VCU) 74-71=145 (+1)
4. Silas VanSky (George Mason) 72-74=146 (+2)
5. Ryan Vince (JMU) 72-75=147 (+3)
Stephen Scialo (Delaware) 74-73=147 (+3)