Oct. 10, 2011
HEBRON, Ky. – The University of Cincinnati matched its best back-to-back team rounds of the fall season and stands tied for fifth place at 586 following second-round action at the Bearcat Invitational at Traditions Golf Club.
The Bearcats carded an opening-round 290 team scored and followed with 296 score in the afternoon. UC is tied with Morehead State and trails team leader Kentucky (white squad), who posted a 2-over par 570.
UC was led by junior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio/Lakota East), who carded an even par 70-72=142 to tie for sixth place. Tepe trails individual leader Joseph Barr of Kentucky, who shot a 7-under par 66-69=135.
Bearcat freshman Michael Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) recorded a 75-72=147 in his first collegiate tournament and is tied for 26th place after two rounds. Junior Andrew Desmarais (Union, Ky./Ryle) is tied for 42nd place at 71-79=150. Junior Zach Bates (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Kenston) is tied for 50th at 77-75=152. Freshman Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) is tied for 60th at 72-83=155.
“I’m obviously pleased with our performance today,” UC head coach Doug Martin said. “The two strong scores in back-to-back rounds were among our best golf of the season. David Tepe continues to be a mainstay for our team. It was nice to see Michael Wolfe shoot some good scores in his first collegiate tournament too.”
UC also carded a 586 team score after the first two rounds of the Marshall Invitational to begin the fall season.
Four other Bearcats are playing unattached. Senior Kurt Harris (Dubin, Ohio/Jerome) recorded 78-84=162. Freshman Mike Irwin (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) posted an 84-79=163. Spencer Mellon (Oakmont, Pa./Central Catholic) registered a 79-85=164. Matthew Ledom (Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst Jesuit Prep) posted an 88-84=172.
Final-round action begins Tuesday with a shot-gun start at 8:30 a.m. ET.
“It’s important that we come out tomorrow and finish off the tournament strong,” Martin said. “Thirty-six holes doesn’t make a complete tournament.”