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GSU golf plummets in second round

Ohio State Regional
T1. UNLV                  +16
T1. South Carolina      +16
T3. Auburn                 +18
T3. Stanford               +18
T5. Texas Tech           +19
T5. New Mexico         +19
7. Missouri                  +27
T8. Charlotte              +28
T8. San Francisco       +28
10. Virginia                 +29
11. Chattanooga         +30
12. Ga. Southern       +38
13. Valparaiso            +49
*Top 5 scores advance to national championship round

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —The Georgia Southern golf team posted a 308 and fell to 12th place after the second round of the NCAA Regionals at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course Friday.
    The Eagles (38-over) are eight shots behind Chattanooga (30-over) in 11th place and 19 shots behind Texas Tech (19-over) and New Mexico, which are tied for fifth.
    “It was a tough day for the Eagles. We couldn’t get any momentum going our way,” GSU coach Larry Mays said. “Except for Christian (Humber's) solid back nine, we made too many mistakes, and there just aren’t enough birdie opportunities on this track to cover up those mistakes.”
    The regional tournament concludes today, and the Eagles will tee off hole 10 at 8:20 a.m.
    The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from the six regionals will advance to the finals at the Capital City Club Crabapple Course in Atlanta May 28-June 2.
    UNLV’s Carl Johnson (2-under) leads the individual standings, and Purdue’s Adam Schenk (1-over) is in fifth place and would be the individual to advance to the finals if action concluded today.
    UNLV (16-over) shot a 292, and South Carolina fired a 288 to move into a tie for first.  Auburn (18-over) posted a 291, and Stanford had a 293 to tie for third. Charlotte, which opened the day in the lead, fell to eighth after posting a 309.
    Christian Humber led Georgia Southern with a 75, and Scott Wolfes posted a 76. Will Evans notched a 78, and Hayden Anderson carded a 79. Charlie Martin rounded out the group with an 81.
    Scoring conditions on the course were good early, and it was tough to find birdies as the day went on. Georgia Southern went off hole 10 at 9 a.m. after an hour delay because of a thick fog.
    The Eagles, hoping to get off to a good start, stubbed their toe, playing the first three holes a collective 4-over and could never get any momentum going.
    Things got worse before they got better, and the GSU quintet made the turn at a collective 20-over.
    Humber and Wolfes were able to steady themselves a bit on their last nine holes. Humber birdied hole two and played the front nine 1-under to finish 4-over on the day, while Wolfes finished with seven straight pars and played the front nine at 2-over.