ROCKY FACE, GA. - The North Carolina men's golf team carded an even par 288 in the second round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate and is in third place with a 2-over-par 578 total. Two Tar Heels, Bailey Patrick and Henry Do, fired under par rounds on Saturday.
Patrick led the Tar Heels with a 3-under 69 in the second round and is in second place in the individual race. The junior from Charlotte, N.C., stands at 7-under 137 going into Sunday's final round after firing five birdies, four on the back nine, and two bogies. Freshman Henry Do fired a 1-under 71 and is tied for seventh place. Do, from Canton, Mich., scored four birdies and three bogies for his 1-under 143 total. Junior Brandon Dalinka, from Newtown, Pa., fired a 1-over 73 and is tied for 23rd place at 3-over 147. Robert Register, a junior from Burlington, N.C., posted a 3-over 75 for a 154 total and is tied for 56th place while Andy Sajevic, a senior from Fremont, Neb., shot an 80 for a 156 total and is tied for 70th.
"Today was another solid round for us", Head Coach Andrew Sapp said. "Even par on this course is a good score. Bailey and Henry have played wonderfully and I know the other guys will step up and shoot even or under par tomorrow so we can move up the leader board. We are looking forward to being in the final group on the last day. It will be exciting playing with the two teams from Georgia again."
Georgia Tech fired a 1-over 289 on Saturday for a 7-under 569 total to lead the field of 14 teams. The Yellow Jackets hold a four-shot advantage over Georgia which fired a 6-under 282 and stands at 3-under 573 going into the final round. Carolina's even par 288 put the Tar Heels in third place at 2-over 578. Clemson is in fourth place at 3-over 579 after firing a 3-under 285 in the second round. LSU and Texas are tied for fifth place with 584 totals while Auburn is seventh at 586 and South Carolina is eighth at 591.
Ollie Schneiderjans of Georgia Tech fired a 5-under 67 for the second consecutive round and stands at 10-under 134, three strokes ahead of Carolina's Patrick who fired a 3-under 69 for a 7-under 137 total. Three players are tied for third place at 4-under 140 - Georgia's Michael Cromie and Joey Garber and LSU's Stewart Jolly. Anders Albertson of Georgia Tech is alone in sixth place at 3-under 141 while three players are tied for seventh at 1-under 143 - Carolina's Henry Do, Texas' Gavin Hall and Clemson's Cody Proveaux.
The final round of the 54-hole event will be played Sunday at The Farm Golf Club which features a par 72, 7,012-yard layout. Live scoring will be available on GolHeels.com.