March 6, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
East Tennessee State’s Jordan Findlay is in fourth place and teammate Rhys Davies is in fifth place in the individual standings and the pair have helped ETSU hold onto first place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Seminole Intercollegiate at the Golden Eagle Country Club. The Buccaneers led North Carolina by one stroke after the first round and now hold a five stroke lead over Coastal Carolina after 36 of 54 holes. The Tar Heels are now in fourth place — 15 strokes behind East Tennessee State.
Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina also maintained the individual lead as he carded a five-under scored of 67 and has a an 11-under par total of 133 after two rounds. He leads North Carolina’s Martin Ureta by one stroke and Stephen Lawton of NC State by two strokes. Findlay and Davies of ETSU are five and six strokes, respectively, behind Johnson heading into Tuesday’s final round.
Florida State, the host school, is in 11th place in the team standings. Freshman Nicholas Smith (Ocala, Fla.) and sophomore Song Jeon (Seoul, Korea) are in a tie for 20th place in the individual standings.
The final round of the event begins at 7:30 on Tuesday morning. Coastal Carolina, who begins the final round of play only one shot behind ETSU, is the defending tournament champion. Davies of ETSU, who is currently in fifth place in the individual standings, is the defending champion.
Seminole Intercollegiate/Team Standings 1. East Tennessee State 560 2. Coastal Carolina 565 3. NC State 574 4. North Carolina 575 5. Mississippi State 578 6. UCF 580 7. Mississippi 581 8. Virginia 584 Northwestern 584 10. College of Charleston 586 11. Florida State 587 12. Vanderbilt 590 13. UAB 605
Seminole Intercollegiate/Individual Top 5 1. Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina 133 2. Martin Ureta, North Carolina 135 3. Stephen Lewton, NC State 136 4. Jordan Findlay, East Tennessee State 138 5. Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State 139