Oct. 15, 2012
Related Link: 2012 Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Round Two Results
Morganton, N.C. - With the 17 teams in varying stages of completion of Monday's first two rounds of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate, Western Carolina sits in the runner-up position entering play on Tuesday morning at the par-70, 6,718-yard Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club.
A brief rain storm early Monday slightly delayed the start of the scheduled 36 holes. However, it was enough of a delay as to prevent all 93 golfers from completing the opening two rounds of the event. After 18 holes, the Catamounts were four strokes off the pace set by first-round leader, James Madison, 281-to-285, with Wofford College one stroke in arrears in third place at 286.
Teams will complete what remains of their second round - which varies from as few as four holes and as many as 13 holes remaining - before completing the third and final round. Leader JMU has four holes remaining while WCU was just five holes into its second round when play was called on Monday.
The golfers are scheduled to hit the course at 9:00 am.
Catamount sophomore J.T. Poston is listed as the highest standing player from WCU after opening with a two-under, 68, to be in the clubhouse in second place. Poston played the front nine at one-under with two birdies and a bogey before dropping back to even with a bogey on the par-4 10th after making the turn. The Hickory, N.C., native who is ranked 68th in the country by GolfStat entering the event, closed his opening round with three birdies and a bogey among his final five holes to shoot the two-under.
Through five holes of his second round, Poston was even-par.
Senior Steven Smith is likewise even through five holes after shooting three-over, 73, in the first round on Monday. He is currently tied for 16th-place, countering four bogies with a birdie on the par-3, 176-yard sixth hole on his front nine.
Rounding out the order for the Catamounts is redshirt senior Kyle Wilson and redshirt sophomore Collin Witiak in a tie for 28th overall after posting two-over, 72, in the first round and both at three-over through five holes of the second. Senior Trey White is tied for 44th overall after shooting six-over, 76, in the first round, but has opened his second round at one-over with a bogey on the par-4, second hole.
Casey Komline of tournament-host Appalachian State is atop the individual leader board after shooting two-under, 68, over the first 18 holes, and through the 14 of the second round, is at two-under par.
Second round play is set to resume at 9:00 am with the final round to follow immediately. Complete results will be posted as soon as they are available on Tuesday afternoon, with live scoring of the event online at www.GolfStatResults.com.