The Valparaiso University men’s golf team will look to climb on a tightly-packed leaderboard on Wednesday’s final day of the Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate, which continued with Round 2 on Tuesday at the par-72, 6989-yard True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. Sam Booth (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) paced the squad in Tuesday’s round.
How It Happened
Inside the Round
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
“The team had a decent start to the round, playing the first Par 5 at two under and the first three holes at one under. We played the Par-5 fourth hole very poorly, but we bounced back with six birdies in the next five holes, with three of them on the Par-5 ninth hole. We made 10 birdies on the front nine and made the turn in a decent position in the tourney. We played the 10th hole poorly, but we played the three Par 3s on the back nine even par. We only made five birdies on the back nine, and it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the field.”
“One of the important scoring areas that we emphasize as a team is our Par-5 scoring. This is the second round in a row where we simply did not take advantage of the Par 5s, which are optimal scoring opportunities for every team. We played the five Par 5s at two over and we lost a lot of shots to the field in those five holes. It was a combination of some poor tee shots, poor approach shots and not getting up-and-down around the green.”
“We’re looking forward to getting after it tomorrow and finishing the tournament strong. We have an opportunity to play well in the third round and move up the leaderboard. The golf course is in fantastic shape and it looks like another terrific day of weather here in Myrtle Beach.”
Valpo will close out the event on Wednesday at True Blue GC in Pawleys Island, S.C. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on ValpoAthletics.com.