Newberry moves up on Round Two of The Southeastern

Newberry moves up on Round Two of The Southeastern
Monday, March 12, 2018 | by Asha Evans, Athletic Communications Assistant

VALDOSTA, Ga. – Newberry finishes the second round tied for the lead at The Southeastern with top-ranked West Florida at four strokes over par.

A three-spot leap for the Wolves from yesterday’s fourth-place finish saw the Wolves post a team round of 292, the second-best round of the day. Fourteen of the 18 teams in attendance were 10 or more shots over par.

Individually, the Wolves have two golfers in the top five in Carlos Leandro and Spencer Skiff. Leandro is in third place going one under for the day and four under for the tournament. He is four shots off pace set by 2017 national champion Chandler Blanchet of West Florida.

Leandro carded his third eagle of the tournament today, needing three strokes on the 639-yard, par-five fourth hole for the second straight day. Leandro has three eagles during the tournament thus far; no other team has more than two.

Skiff is shortly behind in a three-way tie for fourth place at three under. He shot a two-under 70 with six birdes on the day, giving him 11 for the tournament, the second-most of any competitor.

In an eight-way deadlock for 21st is Ben Thompson and Rob Cull. Cull rebounded from a difficult front nine with three birdies in his last six holes to finish at three over for the day after an even-par 72 on Sunday, while Thompson was four over during Monday's second round.

Newberry spent the day dueling with instate nemesis Lander and recent foe West Florida who eliminated the Wolves in the match play portion of the 2017 NCAA Men's Golf Championship last season. The tournament is comprised of 14 teams in the top 25, including 13 among the nation's best 19, in the latest Golfstat rankings.

The Wolves will conclude The Southeastern tomorrow, Mar. 13 beginning at 11:00 a.m.