NC State Men’s Golf One Shot off the Lead at Palmetto Intercollegiate

AIKEN, SC March 11, 2013 – The NC State men’s golf team is one shot out of the lead after two rounds on Monday at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate.

The Wolfpack is at 11-over 571 after rounds of 284 and 287 at the par 70, 6,617-yard Palmetto Golf Club. South Carolina leads by one stroke at 570, while Augusta State and Virginia are tied for third at 574.

NC State men's golf

NC State shared the first-round lead with Augusta State at 4-over 284.

Freshman Chad Cox is tied for fourth at even-par 140 to lead the Pack after 36 holes. He was tied for the first-round lead after a 2-under 68, before posting an afternoon score of 72.

Junior All-American Albin Choi, winner of three-consecutive tournaments, is tied for seventh at 1-over 141 after rounds of 69 and 72.

Choi’s second round 2-over 72 is only the fourth time in 23 rounds he has posted a score above par this season, and the first occurrence this spring covering three events.

Senior Mitch Sutton is tied for 17th at 5-over 145 (75-70). His even-par 70 in the afternoon was the low score for NC State in the second round.

Junior Logan Harrell is tied for 25th at 6-over 146, and sophomore James Chapman is tied for 38th at 8-over 148.

A 6-under 64 by Virginia’s Mac McLaughlin in the second round gives him the first-day lead at 5-under 135, while Matt Atkins (USC Aiken) and Matthew NeSmith (South Carolina) make up the only other two golfers under par at 4-under 136 and 3-under 137, respectively.

NC State will tee off in Tuesday’s final group alongside South Carolina and Augusta State between 10:20 and 10:52 a.m., in the final round of the 54-hole event.

NC State Scores
T4. Chad Cox 68-72=140 (E)
T7. Albin Choi 69-72=141 (+1)
T17. Mitch Sutton 75-70=145 (+5)
T25. Logan Harrell 72-74=146 (+6)
T38. James Chapman 75-73=148 (+8)

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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