CARROLLTON, Ga. – It was a historic second round at the Matt Dyas Invitational as the UWG men’s golf team used a tournament single-round record 272 to jump out to a two-stroke lead after day one at the Wolves’ annual home event at Oak Mountain Championship Golf Club.
Following an opening round 286, the Wolves bested the previous tournament record by two shots, posting a 272 to total 558 after two rounds and leads the Lee Flames by a pair of shots.
The round bests a record that has stood since 2013 when the Wolves shot a 14-under round of 274. That year the Wolves went on to win the tournament as a team and had the individual winner in Charlie Durman. The 272 was one shot shy of tying a school record for the lowest single round in any tournament.
Rece Moore led the charge on Monday, opening the tournament with a 69 and following up with a second round 70, putting the sophomore in a tie for fourth place. Jack Brennan also shot 69 in the first round, but carded a 71 in the second round and sits in eighth-place with 18 holes to play on Tuesday.
For Adam Park it was an opening round 73 and a second round 68 to help the Wolves take the 36-hole lead. Park is also in the top-10 individually, starting tomorrow’s final round in a ninth-place tie.
Jonathon Toftebrant struggled in the opening round, but came back in a big way to help post the record second round, shooting a 66. Coupled with his opening round 68, Toftebrant has a 142 total and is in 14th place.
Like Toftebrant, Lucas Mota also struggled early with a first round 75, but his second round 68 puts the sophomore in a 17th place tie.
Ethan Jones and Blake Kollin played as individuals with Jones shooting back-to-back rounds of 77s and is in 48th place. Kollin ended the day with rounds of 84 and 77 and begins Tuesday in 58th place.
Behind West Georgia and Lee, Delta State lurks in third place after shooting rounds of 279 and 288.