BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University men's golf finished the second round of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate on Monday. The Mountaineers carded a team score of 291 in round two for a day-one total of 576 to slide into fifth place out of 10 teams.
Appalachian started off its tournament with an impressive 285 in round one. The total was good enough for fourth place, but set the men up for a hot start to round two.
Chance Watson paved the way for the Mountaineers in the first round, firing a four-under 66 to be tied for first. Watson would slip slightly in the second round, dropping to tied-sixth with a 74 to break even at par for the day.
Patrick Moriarty wouldn't start the day off hot (75), but heated up in the second round to have a 69, finishing tied-20th with a tournament total of 144 (+4). Tripp Summerlin and Alex Burris fell just slightly behind Moriarty with identical 72 and 74 scores for day one and two, respectively, for tournament totals of 146.
Thomas Hodges finished the day with a tournament total of 155 to place 53rd.
Playing as individuals, Kyle Austin and Walter Brinker both finished in the top 15 of the field for the day. Austin finished tied-11th after posting a 70 in round one and a 72 in round two, while Brinker spent much of the day under par, but slipped at the end of each round to finish with 71 and 72 round totals.
The Mountaineers will begin the third and final round Tuesday morning with a set tee time of 8:30 a.m.