MACON, Ga. – The Virginia Tech men’s golf team has a two-round total of 11-under-par 565 and is in third place at the Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship on Saturday. The event is being played at the par 72, 7,128-yard Brickyard at Riverside Golf Course in Macon, Ga.
The Hokies shot an opening round 5-under-par 283 on Friday and improved upon that with a 6-under-par 282 on Saturday. Tech trails the leader, the host Mercer Bears, by nine strokes and first round leader Georgia Tech by eight strokes.
Junior Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe) moved into second place individually with a second round 5-under-par 67 and has a total of 7-under-par 137. He trails the leader, Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech, by one stroke.
Senior Bryce Chalkley (Richmond, Va.) also shot a 67 on Saturday and is tied for sixth place at 139 and sophomore Maclain Huge (Lovettesville, Va.) is tied for 23rd at even-par 144. Junior Trevor Cone (Concord, N.C.) is tied for 29th at 145 and freshman Ryan Mondy (Blacksburg, Va.) is tied for 46th at 150.
After the Bears, Yellow Jackets and Hokies, South Florida is fourth at 567, Georgia is fifth at 572, Georgia State is sixth at 577 and Louisville and Florida State are tied for seventh at 578. GRU Augusta is ninth at 584, Chattanooga is 10th at 594, Furman is 11th at 595, Princeton is 12th at 605, Boston College is 13th at 609 and Gonzaga is 14th at 613.
The Brickyard annually boasts one of the top fields in collegiate golf. This season, two of the top three teams in the current Golfstat.com poll, No. 1 Georgia and No. 3 Georgia Tech, are joined by five more teams ranked in the top 50. Additionally, five of the top 20 players in the country will tee it up this weekend in Macon, including Vincent. Six of the top 50 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll will compete at Brickyard. A seventh top-50 team, the Air Force Academy, ranked 48th and 49th in the two polls, respectively, was scheduled to compete but had to withdraw, due to the shutdown of the federal government.
The teams will play the final round on Sunday. Tech will be grouped with Georgia Tech and Mercer again on Sunday, teeing off on the first tee at 9:30 a.m. Live stats are available on golfstat.com and hokiesports.com.
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