Curran Moves to Second; Commodores Tied for Fifth Heading into Final Round of Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- Commodore freshman Jon Curran fired a 4-under par 68 Saturday to climb into second place heading into the final round of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate scheduled for Sunday at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
Moving to four-under for the tournament, Curran (72+68=140) recorded four birdies and 14 pars during the second round - never shooting over par on any hole. Curran finished the second round strong, carding birdies on both the 17th and 18th holes. His second-round score was one shot off the lowest of the day. Pete Krsnich of Kansas registered a 5-under par 67 after shooting 4-under par on his final nine holes.
Curran is two shots behind tournament leader Adam Wynia (70+68=138) of Belmont.
As a team, Vanderbilt (297+285=582) remains seven shots off the lead despite shooting 3-under par as a unit. The Commodores are tied with Belmont (292+290=582) and Ole Miss (297+285=582) for fifth place. SMU (294+281=575) moved into the lead after recording a 7-under par, 281 - the best team score of the second round.
Vanderbilt juniors Dos Goldsmith and Luke List each shot an even par 72 on Saturday. Goldsmith (71+72=143) enters the final round tied for 10th place, 1-under par for the tournament. List (72+72=144) is tied for 13th position, having shot even par after two rounds. Commodore senior Will Armstrong (82+73=155) improved on his opening round 82 from Friday, shooting a 1-over par 73 on the second day. He is tied for 54th place. Sophomore John Elbert (87+77=164) is tied for 63rd place.
Vanderbilt's Tyler Matthews (75+74=149), playing as an individual, heads into Sunday 5-over par for the tournament after shooting a 2-over 74 on Saturday. He is tied for 31st place.
Final-round play starts Saturday at 8 a.m. CT. Vanderbilt will tee off from the 10th hole.
Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate Agate
1. SMU 294+281=575 (-1); 2. Virginia 292+285=577 (+1); 3. Baylor 290+290=580 (+4); 4. Middle Tennessee 292+289=581 (+5); T5. Belmont 292+290=582 (+6), Ole Miss 297+285=582 (+6); Vanderbilt 297+285=582 (+6); 8. Kansas 292+296=588 (+12); 9. Miami [Ohio] 297+295=592; 10. College of Charleston 303+297=600 (+24); 11. Rice 298+303=601 (+25); 12. Furman 303+303=606 (+30).
Individual Standings (Top 10)
1. Adam Wynia, Belmont 70+68=138 (-6); 2. Jon Curran, Vanderbilt 72+68=140 (-4); T3. Will Dodson, SMU 73+68=141 (-3), Ryan Baca, Baylor 71+70=141 (-3), Colt Knost, SMU 73+68=141 (-3); Connor Doherty, Miami-Ohio 70+71=141 (-3); Zach Pederson, Kansas 68+73=141 (-3); T8. Brad Tilley, Virginia 72+70=142 (-2); Callum Macaulay, Ole Miss 72+70=142 (-2); T10. Jeremy Frye, Baylor 73+70=143 (-1), Dos Goldsmith, Vanderbilt 71+72=143 (-1), Pete Krsnich, Kansas 76+67=143 (-1).
2. Jon Curran 72+68=140 (-4)
T10. Dos Goldsmith 71+72=143 (-1)
T13. Luke List 72+72=144 (E)
T54. Will Armstrong 82+73=155 (+11)
T63. John Ebert 87+77=164 (+20)
T30. Tyler Matthews 75+74=149 (+5)