Men’s Golf Slips to 11th at Linger Longer Invitational
GREENSBORO, Ga. – In Monday's second round of the Linger Longer Invitational, the Mercer men's golf team shot 307 and slipped to 11th place in the team standings. After 36 holes of play at Great Waters Golf Course, the Bears' cumulative score of 607 places the team six shots behind Jacksonville for 10th place.
No. 4 Alabama leads the field with a two-day total of 562 while No. 49 Chattanooga is slotted second with a score of 573. No.1 5 Stanford trails Chattanooga by two strokes while No. 13 Georgia (580) and Florida State (584) occupy fourth and fifth place.
"Not a very good day for our program," Mercer head coach Andrew Tredway said. "We have a lot higher expectations as coaches and we need to do better."
Competing as an individual, freshman Hans Reimers battled his way to a 74 in the second round, marking Mercer's best effort on the day. Reimers' 74 was a three stroke improvement on his opening round score and positioned him in a tie for 39th place.
Both junior Josh Cone and freshman Mookie DeMoss carded 76's on Monday to lead the team participants. Cone's 36-hole score of 148 ties him for 21st place while DeMoss' tournament tally moved to 150 and slots him tied for 30th.
Sophomore Matt Kocolowski took 77 swings in the second round and is tied for 56th place overall (155) while junior John Gregory Joseph needed 78 shots to complete the second round. Joseph (154) is tied for 54th place on the player leaderboard.
Sophomore Thomas Holmes rounded out Mercer's participants with a 79 on Monday. Holmes two-day total of 157 has him tied for 64th place overall.
Like Reimers, freshman James Beale competed in Monday's second round as an individual. Beale signed for an 82 and is 69th on the player leaderboard.
Entering Tuesday's final round, Mercer holds a four-shot lead on Furman and a ten shot lead on Appalachian State. The final 18 holes of competition begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.