March 13, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Vanderbilt men's golf team shot Saturday's third lowest round to move up three spots to fifth place heading into the final round of the 2010 Seminole Intercollegiate at SouthWood Golf Course.
The course's front nine holes were again friendly to Vanderbilt, as all five Commodores shot par or better. For the day, no Commodore shot higher than a three-over 74.
Vanderbilt jumped ahead of Baylor, Troy and Mississippi State after 36 holes, just eight strokes back of leader and host Florida State. At eight-over, the Seminoles hold a one-stroke lead on South Carolina. North Carolina and North Texas are tied for third at 12-over, four strokes shy of Vanderbilt. Arkansas, Baylor, Mississippi State, Mercer and Troy round out the Top 10 in the 14-team field.
Junior Ryan Haselden shot vanderbilt's low round on Saturday, a one-over 72. He moved up to a tie for 28th place in the field of 75. Sophomore Trey DelGreco and freshman Will Snipes both carded two-over 73's. Snipes stands in a tie for 43rd place after shaving five strokes off his opening round. In a tie for 16th, DelGreco is one of three Commodores in the Top 20.
Senior Hudson Johnson and Chris Rockwell are also in the tournament's Top 20 heading into the final 18 holes. Rockwell went three-over on Saturday after an even-par first round, and is tied for 12th. Johnson is tied for 16th one stroke back of his classmate.
Day one leader Jack Fields of North Carolina shot even-par to maintain a four-stroke advantage over the field. Only six golfers stand at par or better through 36 holes.
Sunday's final round is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Commodores will tee off from hole No. 1 for the first time this weekend, leaving at 9 a.m. with North Texas and Arkansas.
SouthWood Golf Course, designed by Fred Couples, is playing at 7,143 yards with a par of 71 this week.
Live scoring and complete results of the event are available at http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/index.cfm?tournament_id=1814