Senior John Streibich carded a second-round 74 on Saturday.
Oct. 28, 2006
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Xavier University men's golf team jumped up to third place on the leaderboard with an impressive second round at the Landfall Tradition, hosted by UNC-Wilmington. The Muskeeters moved up four spots with a team score of 296 on Saturday and sit third heading into Sunday's final round. Aided by his one-over par round of 73, senior Jason Kokrak leads XU and is tied for fourth overall.
Kokrak and the Musketeers were able to avoid the 16 penalty stokes which doomed their opening round on Friday. Kokrak's 73 went along with a pair of 74's posted by senior John Streibich and junior Andy Connell and a 75 fired by freshman Alan Glynn. Sophomore Kyle Hodges shot an 86.
In all, Xavier sliced 13 strokes off its first-round score and is in good position for a top three finish heading into Sunday on the 7,084-yard, par-72 Nicklaus Course at the Country Club of Landfall.
The Musketeers' 605 score for 36-holes is four stokes back of second-place Purdue, but 17 back of the leader, Tulsa. The Golden Hurricane's Mitch Cohlmia held on to his lead for the second straight round with a 73. His even-par score of 144 is four strokes up on Kokrak.
For the tournament, Kokrak is tied for fourth at 148 (+4). Connell and Streibich are tied for 15th at 152 (+8). Glynn is tied for 27th at 158 and Hodges is 56th at 164.
Tulsa (588), Purdue (601), Xavier (605), Indiana (606), Ohio State (611) and Memphis (615) comprise the top half of the field after 36 holes.
Sunday's final round tees off at 7:30 a.m. ET.