Mocs Fifth After First Day Of Southeastern Collegiate
Tied for third after the first round of the Southeastern Collegiate Tournament at Valdosta, Ga., Monday, the Moccasins improved their opening-round score by three strokes in round two, but slipped to fifth, as three of the four teams ahead of them also improved their first-round scores.
The Moccasins shot a 291 in the first round and followed with a 288 for a first-day total of 579 in the 14-team field. North Alabama, with rounds of 285-282, is the team leader at 567. Barry is second at 568 after rounds of 281-287. Lynn went from a 293 first-round to a 277 in round two and is third at 570. West Florida, which was tied with FSC at 291 after the first round, finished the day at 573 after shooting a second-round 282.
North Alabama’s Tyler Chandler is the individual leader after shooting back-to-back rounds of five-under-par 67 to finish the day at 134 with a three-stroke lead over Lynn’s Marcelo Rozo and West Florida’s Carlos Rodriguez.
The Moccasins’ Lee White started the day with a career-best first round of 68 that included five straight birdies on the back nine and finished with a 73 to put him in a tie for eighth at 141. Case Gard started with a 74 and finished with a 69 that has him in 16th place with a 143.
The final round of the tournament is Tuesday.