FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
Stewart cards a 71, Knox shoots a 78 in the second round of the East Regional

May 18, 2007

ATLANTA - It was moving day at the Golf Club at Georgia, with Duncan Stewart moving up the leaderboard and Russell Knox taking a step back in the second round of the NCAA East Regional.

Stewart posted a one-under par 71 in the morning session to finish the first 36 holes at nine-over par. Knox, who carded a 74 in the first round, fell back down the leaderboard after shooting a six-over par 78 to sit at eight-over par.

Knox is tied for 71st in the individual competition, with Stewart tied for 81st. Both Dolphins will need to move into the top 20 to have a shot at advancing to the nationals.

Looking to atone for his 82 in the first round, Stewart opened his round with a birdie on the first hole. A bogey at the sixth was the only blemish on his front nine as his made the turn at even-par for the day.

The back nine was a roller coaster for Stewart, featuring bogeys at Nos. 11 and 15, but was offset by a birdie at the 14th and back-to-back birdies on Nos. 17 and 18 to finish under par for the round.

"Duncan put together a solid round today," said JU head coach Jim Taketa. "He didn't get to down after a bad hole and was able to bounce back quickly."

Knox's round didn't get off to a good start, with bogeys on three of the first four holes. A birdie on the fifth looked to be the turning point, but a double bogey on the sixth sent him to the back nine at four-over par for the round.

There was one hiccup for Knox on the back nine - back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 12 and 13. He was able to finish with five straight pars to shoot a 78.