By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Student Assistant
VALDOSTA, Ga. – The Bobcats finished round two at the First Federal Southeastern Collegiate Monday, placing one spot below yesterday's 17th place finish, positioned 18th at plus-35 on the par-72, 7,313-yard Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.
All five Bobcat student-athletes started on the back nine this morning, most recording low numbers on the first few holes. Senior and Georgia College leader after round one David Sullivan (Woodstock) even birdied No. 10, his second hole of the day, which inched the Bobcats up the leaderboard slightly.
The rest of Sullivan's round bested his solid first round play by two strokes. His one-under 71 earned him a top-10 spot on the leaderboard at even par. He currently shares ninth with two players from No. 3 University of West Florida and two from No. 5 Florida Southern College. Sullivan's card hosts four birdies and three bogeys, one coming on his last hole of the day on the par-four ninth. Sullivan is ninth in a field of 93 golfers.
Junior Harrison Stewart (Roswell) recorded the same number of birdies as his teammate but stumbled on his opening nine, marking down five bogeys and one double. The six-over start proved hard to recover from even with Stewart's one-under play on the front nine. He finished the day with a five-over 77 and is T70 at 10-over after two rounds.
Fellow junior Harry Lambert (Suwanee) sits one back of Stewart after day two. He bogeyed holes No. 14 through No. 17 but took one back with a birdie on No. 18. While he posted more pars on the front nine, his two bogeys and one double knocked him down to T77 at 11-over. He split the team today with a final 18-hole score of seven-over 79.
Juniors Thomas Knight (Eastman) and Nicolas Falkinhoff (Buenos Aires, Argentina) complete the Bobcat roster in Valdosta, both finishing with 81s on the day. Falkinhoff currently places one stroke higher than Knight, T83 at 14-over. His card was plagued by two doubles and one triple bogey, but he did manage to birdie his last hole in hopes of momentum into round three. Knight holds on to 89th place by himself after shooting eight-over on the front nine. His round started strong with two birdies, but he could not keep the momentum going.
Together, the Bobcats are 35-over, seven strokes behind Delta State University and fellow Peach Belt Conference member No. 12 Flagler College. West Florida made the biggest move of the day, coming up five spots to lead the team tournament at three-under par. Florida Southern sits two strokes back while No. 8 Lynn University has third. No. 2 St. Leo University and No. 6 Barry University finish out the top five.
Bobcats get back on the course tomorrow, March 15 at 8:30 a.m. for the final round of Valdosta State University's Southeastern Collegiate.
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