Feb. 20, 2012
Vanderbilt sophomore Charlie Ewing shot a one-under par, 143 (73-70) to lead the Commodores to a seventh-place standing after two rounds of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate. Vanderbilt fired a pair of 290’s in route to a two-round total of 580 for the day, ten strokes back of leader Middle Tennessee State, who is the day one leader heading into the final round Tuesday morning.
Ewing is in a tie for sixth after posting his 143 Monday, while freshman Hunter Stewart is in a tie for 11th with an even-par 144 (68-76). Senior Adam Hofmann is in a tie for 19th with a 146 (73-73), senior Trey DelGreco fired a 147 (76-71) and is in a tie for 24th, while sophomore Mills Rendell shot a 155 on day one (76-79, T-68).
"I'm really pleased with the continued development of some of our younger players, like Charlie Ewing and Hunter Stewart,” said Vanderbilt head coach Tom Shaw. “Stewart had a terrific first round, then fought flu symptoms in the afternoon, but hung tough. Ewing is really carrying over his good play from the end of the fall season.
“Every team is bunched up, so it should make for an exciting finish tomorrow. The guys are itching to get going for the final round. A strong Commodore finish will do wonders for the rest of our spring."
The third and final round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate concludes on Tuesday morning with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
South Alabama Individual Tournament
Junior Will Snipes is in a tie for second place at the South Alabama Individual Tournament with a 73 to lead all Vanderbilt players. Ben Fogler was next for the Commodores with a 77.