April 29, 2012

Majors Hold Steady at Seventh After Round Two of SCAC Championships

TUNICA – The Millsaps Majors Men's Golf Team was back in action on Saturday morning as they competed in Round Two of the SCAC Tournament at Tunica National. On a tough, windy morning for anyone playing the course, the Majors shot a 322 to stay in seventh place after two round. Millsaps will look to make a run tomorrow morning as they complete the 54-hole tournament.
 
Eddie Brescher opened by saying, ""The golf course played very difficult today. For the entire round, the wind was a huge factor as we faced 20+ mph winds all day long. Anytime the wind gets this bad, scoring will be more difficult and it showed for everyone who played today."
 
Sophomore Chris Patton led the way again after an opening round 74 by coming back with a second round 79 to lead the squad with a 153 total score and 12th overall in the rankings. He is currently second in the tournament in Par 5 scoring (-3), 11th in Par 3 scoring (+2), and tied for first in Eagles.
 
"Chris played solid today and had a good chance to post a great number," said Brescher. "His par 5 and par 3 scoring has been great this week, which is very encouraging, even though he struggled on the last two holes to finish, but he is a mentally tough so we can count on him for a good finish tomorrow."
 
Freshman Lewis Peters bounced back after a tough first round as he came away with a round of 77 for a total score of 160 as he's tied for 25th with teammate Garrett Barnes, who shot an 81 on the day and also sits with a 160.
 
"Lewis bounced back from his day one round with a solid round today," added Brescher. "His ball striking was better which gave him more opportunities for birdies and pars."
 
Rounding out the team was sophomore Drew Richardson, who sits in 29th with a 162 after an 85 in Round Two and Thomas Baxter, who is in 39th after an 86. Richardson is currently tied for sixth in birdies for the weekend with six while the team is tied for third in the entire tournament for birdies with 19 on the weekend.
 
Our guys hung in there and kept grinding it out, but our par 4 scoring is hurting us," said Brescher, looking ahead the final round. "We are playing the par 5's and par 3's well, but we need to play the par 4's better in order to move up the leaderboard tomorrow."