Central Missouri shot a team total of 23-over par, 303, in round two of the NCAA Championships on Tuesday at the Reunion Resort-Watson Course. The Mules slipped from 10th to 17th in the team standings heading in to Wednesday’s third and final round of stroke play competition.
UCM is 32-over par for the tournament and in 17th place with eight teams still on the course in the second round. The top eight teams after Wednesday’s round will advance to the match play portion of the championships.
UCM teed off at 6:30 a.m. central time on Tuesday on the back nine of the Watson Course and got off to a strong start. Alex Springer was three-under par for the round through seven holes, but three bogeys and two double bogeys left him at four-over for the day with a 74. He is two-over par for the championship and currently tied for 21st.
Travis Simmons carded one birdie, four bogeys and a double-bogey to finish at five-over par 75 for the day. He is 10-over for the tournament and tied for 76th. Cole Dillon and Brett Windsor are both at 11-over par for the tournament and tied for 82nd place. Dillon shot a seven-over par 77 on Tuesday, carding one birdie, four bogeys and two double bogeys in his round. Windsor was nine-over on the day, shooting a 79.
Shayne Allan had three birdies, six bogeys, and two double bogeys to finish with a seven-over par 77 in round two. He is 12-over par for the championship and tied for 90th place.
John Coultas of Florida Southern shot a one-under par 69 and continues to lead the tournament at six-under par, one shot ahead of Le Moyne’s John Clare, who was still on the course. Barry and West Florida are tied for the team lead at four-under par. West Florida fired an eve par 280 on Tuesday, while Barry is two-over on the day and still on the course as they begin the back nine.
The third and final round of stroke play will get underway on Wednesday morning. Pairings for round three will be announced later Tuesday evening after the completion of the second round.