By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Day two of the Golfweek Program Challenge saw the Tennessee Tech men's golf team maintain its top-10 position, as the Golden Eagles completed its second trip around True Blue Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday afternoon.
The purple and gold brought its 36-hole total to 577, tying for eighth among the 13 teams in competition with a round of 288, one better than its day-one total. Jacksonville State seized control of the leaderboard with a 275 on the day, moving into first at 18-under with a 558. Coastal Carolina's Trey Crenshaw maintained his place atop the individual rankings, finishing with a 68 to sit at 11-under with a 133.
Tech sophomore Jackson Skeen took over the top spot for the Golden Eagles among the 76 participants, rolling off a 4-under 68 to move into a tie for 10th overall at 139. Posting five birdies and 12 pars, he ranked second overall in the field in par-4 scoring with a mark of 4-under.
Chance Taylor followed up his 67 on Monday with a 74 in the second round, totaling 141 to sit 3-under and in a tie for 15th among the leaders. The senior delivered a pair of birdies with 12 more pars to the mix. Junior Mark McDearman ended day two with a 1-over 73, totaling 145 overall. Tied for 34th, the veteran produced a pair of birdies and an eagle.
Competing as an individual, Alexander Bassel stayed steady after a first-round 75, securing a 76 for a 151. Behind three birdies, he ranked tied for 61st with one round to play. Rookie Haden Maxwell broke out for a huge round, carding a 1-over 73 behind 14 pars and two birdies. His 152 tied him for 64th.
Rounding out the Golden Eagles was junior Sean Anderson, finishing the day with a 161 overall after a round of 81.
The final round of the Golfweek Fall Challenge will begin at 6:45 a.m. CT for the purple and gold as part of a partial shotgun start Tuesday morning.
|Top 5 Teams:|
|Leaderboard (76 Golfers)|
|1.||Trey Crenshaw* (Coastal Carolina)||65-68=133||-11|
|*competed as an individual|
File photo by Emily Armstrong