MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The James Madison men's golf team slipped two spots in the second round to third through two rounds of the Golfweek Program Challenge on Sept. 10. The three-day, 54-hole tournament is being played at the True Blue Plantation Course (Par 72 - 6,940 yards) in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
JMU shot a 7-over 295 in the second round and is at even-par 576 through 36 holes. Campbell moved into the lead at 4-under 572, leading Jacksonville State by two shots at 2-under 574. Troy fired the best round of the day, a 7-under 281, and moved into fourth at 1-over 577, with Central Arkansas in fifth at 2-over 578. The top nine teams in the field are separated by just nine shots heading into the final 18 holes.
Sophomore Trey Smith (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) shot a career-best 5-under 67 in the second round and is the two-round leader at 9-under 135, holding a two-shot lead over Campbell's Grant Houser at 137. Senior Ryan Vince (Charlotte, N.C./Providence) is next for Madison in a tie for fifth at 4-under 140 after a 1-over 73 in the second 18. Senior Rich Leeper (Chapel Hill, N.C./Carrboro) is next in a tie for 47th at 8-over 152, with freshman Tyler Williams (Hilton Head Island, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) one shot back at 9-over 153 in a tie for 49th. Junior Tucker Koch (Malvern, Pa. (Malvern Prep.) is tied for 52nd at 11-over 155.
The Dukes will go off the No. 1 tee starting at 8:20 for Tuesday's final round, playing with Campbell and Jacksonville State.