Emerson Newsome is two strokes off the lead in third place at 67-72=139 after two rounds at the Cardinal Intercollegiate.
Sept. 23, 2013
Result & Live Scoring
University of Cincinnati sophomore Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek High School) carded a 5-under par 67-72=139 Monday and ranks third after two rounds at the Cardinal Intercollegiate at the Cardinal Club (par 72; 7,036 yards) in Simpsonville, Ky.
Newsome’s first -round, 5-under 67 tied his career-best single-round score and gave him the tournament lead after 18 holes. Dating back to last season, it marks the fourth consecutive tournament in which a UC player has lead after the opening round.
Newsome trails tournament leader Hampus Bergman of McNeese State (7-under at 67-70=137) by two strokes in the 84-player field. Western Carolina’s J.T. Poston is second at 6-under 68-70-138.
“Emerson gave an extremely solid effort in the morning round,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “Posting a 67 was a fantastic round of golf on a very difficult course. He did some good things in the afternoon as well.
“He’s got such a great demeanor on the course,” Martin said. “He does a great job of not letting anything bother him. I anticipate him playing well again on Tuesday.”
The Bearcats are fourth in the team standings at 7-over 290-293=583. Host Louisville leads the 15-team field at 9-under 284-283=567. Austin Peay (291-283=574) and Mercer (298-284=582) are second and third, respectively, behind the Cardinals.
Junior Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech/Central Alabama CC) is tied with four other players for fifth place at 2-under 70-72=142. He posted a fast start during the afternoon round with five birdies on his first seven holes.
Junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School) is tied with two players for 23rd place at 76-71=147. Sophomore Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle High School) is tied with five others for 67th place at 79-78=157. Junior John Michael O'Toole (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley High School/Central Alabama CC) is tied with four players for 73rd at 77-81=158.
Freshman Jared O'Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School), playing as an individual, is tied with four others for 51st place at 75-78=153.
“We started off the morning round very slowly until we made 11 of 20 birdies on holes 17, 18, 1, and 2 which really got us back in the tournament,” Martin said. “We started fast in the afternoon, but weren’t able to maintain our scores.”
The Bearcats begin final-round action Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. ET.