HILTON HEAD, S.C. – Scott Wolfes and Kim Koivu tied for third, and the Georgia Southern men’s golf team tied for second after finishing the second round of the Wexford Intercollegiate at Wexford Plantation Golf Course Tuesday, February 24th, 2015.
The teams were slated to play 36 holes Monday, but play was suspended with 6-7 holes left because of darkness. The second round was completed today, but the third round was canceled due to inclement weather, leaving the tournament at 36 holes.
Wolfes posted a 75 in the second round to finish with a 144 (E), and Koivu shot a 1-under 71 in the second round for a 144 (E). The duo tied with three other players.
Georgia Southern (+17) tied with Charleston Southern, seven strokes behind first-place Wofford (+10). Tournament host Francis Marion (+22) was fourth.
“I’m very proud of how everyone played this morning in brutal weather to finish off the second 18,” said Georgia Southern coach Carter Collins. “That finish enabled us to jump from fourth to a tie for second and keeps momentum heading in the right direction. Kim and Scott carried most of the load this week. Both played very well to tie for third.”
Koivu, who started on hole 11, birdied the first hole of his second round and was even after the first 10 holes. He birdied hole 3 but bogeyed hole 4 to stay even. A birdie on hole 7 dropped him to 1-under, and the senior finished with three straight pars for the 71.
Wolfes was 1-under after his first 10 holes but had four bogeys on his final eight, with two coming in today’s weather conditions, to post a 75.
Jake Storey, who started on hole 12, flipped the script on his opening round and began the second round with 11 straight pars. After a double bogey on hole 4, the freshman birdied holes 7 and 8 to move to even. A bogey on his final hole of the day gave him a 73. Archer Price finished with a 78 in the second round, and Charlie Martin carded an 81.
The Eagles have nearly two weeks off before returning to action at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at Palmetto Golf Club March 9-10.
“We learned what we need to improve on and have a couple of weeks to get things right before heading up to the Palmetto Intercollegiate,” said Collins.
Georgia Southern’s home tournament, the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club, is less than a month away. The 15-team event runs March 20-22th, 2015.