MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – The Newberry men’s golf team fell back to seventh place after day two of the Men’s Division II South/Southeast Regional at the Fighting Joe Golf Course at The Shoals Golf Club. The Wolves posted an eight-over 296.
The top seven teams will advance to the National Championships as well as the top two individuals on a non-qualifying team.
West Florida broke away from the field with a nine-under, 279 on the day to sit eight shots ahead of runner-up Lynn University who sits at three-under for the regional.
Carlos Leandro shot a two-under, 70 to build a five-under overall in the two days, falling back just one shot to fourth overall on the individual leaderboard. He ended the day with a birdie on the par-three 18th.
The junior is five shots behind leader Chandler Blanchet of West Florida and within three shots of the second and third place finishers.
But the most impressive shot of the day by Leandro came on the 468-yard par-four on hole six where he holed out for eagle.
“Carlos could hear me and Harry Bolton yelling on the seventh hole while the ball was tracking towards the hole on six,” said Newberry head coach Howard Vroon. “It certainly was one of the greatest moments in my coaching career and maybe in Newberry College golf.”
The excitement carried onto the next hole where Harry Bolton would put home an eagle of his own on the 576-yard par-five seventh.
“We had it right where we wanted it today, and then we hit a difficult stretch,” added Vroon. “But we are getting some rest to prepare for an exciting final round tomorrow. It is a great opportunity for us.”
Round three will commence tomorrow morning at 8:30 EST.
You can view the full statistics after day two here.