TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001
Ben Lockwood Leads TAAC Championship After Two Rounds
April 24, 2001
DADEVILLE, Ala. - JU's Ben Lockwood (Tamworth, New South Wales) shot a one-over-par 73 to remain in first place with a six-under 138 after two rounds of the Trans America Athletic Conference Golf Championship at the StillWaters Resort in Dadeville, Ala. The Dolphins fired a six-over 294 to remain in third place with a two-day total of 589 (295-294), trailing second-place UCF by just two strokes with one round to play on Wednesday. Lockwood blistered the par-72, 6864-yard Tradition Course on Monday setting a new course record for amateurs with a seven-under-par 65, while also tying the TAAC record for best opening-round score.
Georgia State matched its record-setting performance from round one with a second-round 280 and stands in first place by 17 strokes with a 560. The Panthers' single-round 280 is the fourth-best single-day score in tournament history. Troy State is three strokes back of JU in fourth place with a 592, followed by Jacksonville St. (594), Mercer (606), Samford (607), Stetson (616), Campbell (616) and Florida Atlantic (616), respectively.
JU sophomore Luis Rivera (Jacksonville, Fla.) fired a one-under-par 71 to move into a tie for 26th with a 152 after shooting 81 in round one, and is tied with teammate Andy Allen (Jacksonville, Fla.), who shot a three-over 75. Senior Nicholas Sulzer (Geneva Switzerland), playing in first tournament this season, shot a second-round 75 to move into a tie for 31st with fellow Dolphin Andy Allen (Holy Port, England) at 154.
Five golfers are under-par for the Championship. Dave Womack of Georgia State is one shot back of Lockwood with a 139 in second, while Georgia State's D.J. Fiese (140) and Allen Thompsen (140) are tied for third, and Andy Hollis of UCF rounds out the top five individuals with a 143.
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