SAPPHIRE, N.C. – Charleston Southern senior Art Griffin is tied for 19th place through 30 holes at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate. CSU sits ninth in the 13-team field, with 24 holes left to be played Tuesday at The Country Club of Sapphire Valley. A frost delay pushed back the start of Monday's round one and prevented the teams from completing round two before nightfall.
Gardner-Webb is an impressive 13-under par and holds a commanding 19-stroke lead on second-place Elon and Central Arkansas. The Runnin' Bulldogs compiled a nine-under opening round, tying the second best round in tournament history. GWU's Patrick Wu and Clemson's Colby Patton are tied atop the individual leaderboard at -8. Central Arkansas's Lewis George is one behind at -7.
CSU is three behind Marshall for seventh place and six back of Big South Conference rival Radford for sixth. The Bucs were +21 as a team in round one but are enjoying a strong round two at +1 through 12 holes. Round two play will wrap up tomorrow morning before competition moves into round three.
Griffin, freshman Alex Scott and redshirt junior Dylan Patscot are all even par or better in their second rounds. Scott, making his college debut is at -2 thanks to four birdies. He closed his day with back-to-back birdies at No. 11 and No. 12. Griffin is -1 through 12 and +2 overall, just three strokes out of the top-ten in the 87-player field. Patscot has parred ten of his first 12 holes in the second round to remain at +4 overall, tied for 31st.