HAMILTON, N.Y. - Five Greyhounds are among the top seven individuals following the first two rounds of the Patriot League Golf Championships, helping the Loyola University Maryland to a nine-stroke lead heading into tomorrow's final round at Colgate's Seven Oakes Golf Club.
Sophomore Matt Oshrine leads the way for the Greyhounds and is second overall at 2-under 142. After shooting an even 72 through the first round, he carded a two-under 70 through the second round to pull within two strokes of the leader, Army West Point's Marcus Plunkett (4-under 140).
Freshman Jeremy Wall is fifth overall with an even 144. He shot a 6-over 78 through the first round before dominating the second round with the day's best score, a 6-under 66.
Senior Bart George, the third Greyhound, is one stroke behind Wall and sixth overall at 1-over 145. He shot a 2-under 70 through the first round and followed it up a 3-over 75 through the second round.
Tied for seventh is a pair of Greyhounds, sophomore Connor Flach and freshman Bennett Wisner. The duo finished the day at 2-over 146, with Flach shooting 3-over 75 and 1-under 71, respectively, and Wisner shooting 2-under 70 and 4-over 76, respectively.
Junior Jimmy Dengler finished the day tied for 12th after shooting a 5-over 149 (75-74).
The Greyhounds, the only team under par through the first two rounds, leads the team race with an 8-under 568, while Army West Point is second at 1-over 577. Lafayette is third at 13-over 589, holding a slight edge over Colgate (14-over 590).
Individually, Plunkett is atop the leaderboard at 4-under 140, while Oshrine is second at 2-under 142. Lafayette's Art Griffin and Colgate's Chris Wilson are tied for third at 1-under 143.
The Greyhounds will tee off on Sunday at 10 a.m., for the final round. Tomorrow's winner will earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships.