DANIEL ISLAND, S.C. – After beginning the day in third-place, Appalachian State University men’s golf dropped a spot to fourth on Monday, heading into the final round of the Southern Conference Championship on Tuesday at Ralston Creek.
Senior Josh Nichols posted the lowest round in the Mountaineer lineup with an even-par 72 to go along with his first round 77 for a two-day total of 149 (+5). Nichols is currently tied for eighth-place, two slots behind junior Casey Komline.
Komline posted a 75 (+3), two shots off his first round total of 73 for a combined total of 148 (+4).
Graduate student Daniel Walsh recorded the second-lowest score of the day with a 74 (+2). Currently, Walsh is tied for 15th place with a two-day total of 151 (+7).
Freshmen Lee Mitchell and Caleb Keck, once again, rounded out Appalachian’s lineup, as Mitchell posted a 77, a stoke improvement from his opening-round 78. Mitchell carries a 155 (+11) into the final round, while being tied for 28th place.
After a slow start to his tournament campaign with a first round 85 (+13), Keck shaved seven shots of his opening round score, as he carded a 78 (+6) for a total of 163 (+19). Keck is currently tied for 48th place.
For the day, the Mountaineers fired a 298 (+10) to give them a combined total of 603 (+27), but now trail three teams, including third-place, College of Charleston. The Cougars recorded the second-lowest team round on the day with a 291 (+3) and now carry an even 600 heading into the final round.
After Davidson carried the first round lead, Chattanooga took over the top spot, posting a two-day score of 298-290=588 (+12). Headlining the Moc lineup was Steven Fox, who currently leads the field, as he has carded a 72-71=143 (-1) for the tournament.
The Wildcats are now three shots behind Chattanooga with a tournament total of 297-294=591 (+15).
With being slotted fourth after the second round, Appalachian will not be in the final pairings of the day and are slated to tee off at 9 a.m. Fans can follow the action from Ralston Creek at golfstat.com.