MELBOURNE, Fla. - The James Madison men's golf team is currently 16th through the first two rounds of the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational, April 9. Hosted by Wofford College, the two-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at the Country Club of Spartanburg (Par 72 - 6,648 yards) in Spartanburg, S.C.
The Dukes shot 10-over 298 in the first round and improved one shot in the afternoon with a 9-over 297 for a 36-hole total of 19-over 595 to sit in 16th. Charleston Southern is the leader through two rounds, shooting the low score in both rounds with a 6-under 282 in the morning and an improved 8-under 280 in the afternoon for a 14-under 562. East Tennessee State and Campbell are tied for second at 5-under 571, with Gardner-Webb at 1-under 575 in fourth. High Point rounds out the top five at even-par 576.
Freshman Trey Smith is leading the Dukes in a tie for 15th at 1-under 143, including a 4-under 68 in the second round. Senior Chris Wellde is next in a tie for 20th at even-par 144, with an opening round 1-under 71 followed by a 1-over 73. Senior Mike Smith is at 10-over 154, tied for 79th, with junior Ryan Vince is two shots behind at 12-over 156 in a tie for 84th. Redshirt-junior Garrett Whitmore rounds out the JMU effort at 13-over 157 in a tie for 86th. Campbell's Vaita Guillaume is the 36-hole leader at 11-under 133, buoyed by a tournament record 8-under 64 in the second round. Stetson's Sam Ryder is one shot back at 10-under 134 with a pair of Charleston Southern golfers, Jacobo Pastor and Ross Thomson, tied for third at 6-under 138.
The final round of the tournament will be played on Tuesday, April 10.