Coastal middle of pack in season opener at Kiawah

kiawahThe Coastal Carolina men’s golf team opened its 2016-17 season with 36 holes Monday at The Invitational at The Ocean Course (par 72, 7,115 yards). The Chanticleers posted an opening round 1-under par 287 and followed with an even par 288 in the afternoon for a score of 575 to stand in ninth place in the 16-team field.

Middle Tennessee State leads the field with a 20-under 556, followed by Georgia, Ole Miss, Augusta and host College of Charleston.

Coastal was led by Alfredo Ruiz, who is tied for the tournament lead with 13 birdies. The senior shot an opening-round, 2-under 70 and backed that up by tying his career low with a 3-under 69 to move up 11 spots into a tie for fourth after 36 holes. His score of 139 is five shots off the lead and is his best career 36-hole score.

Ruiz started his day on hole 3 and made the turn at 2-under with birdies on holes 6 and 9. He got to 3-under with a birdie on the par-5 11th, but lost a stroke with a bogey on the following hole. He later birdied the par-5 16th, but suffered a double bogey on the 17th. Ruiz ended his first round with a birdie on the par-4 second hole for his 70

In the afternoon session, Ruiz reeled off eight birdies, including birdies on holes 12 and 17 which he was a combined 3-over in the first round on the two. Even though he took a triple bogey 8 on the par-5 second hole, his last hole of the day, Ruiz still managed to tie his career low with a 69.

Thadd Obecny II is tied for 30th after posting a 1-under par 143 through two rounds, which is a career best by three strokes. He started his day with a double bogey on the par-4 first hole, but bounced back with birdies on holes 2 and 4. On the inward nine, he had three bogeys in a four-hole span and was at 2-over par through 15 holes. However, he birdied holes 16 and 17 to finish with an even par 72. In the afternoon session, Obecny had four birdies, including one on the final hole, and 13 pars but had a triple bogey on the par 5 16th to settle for his 1-under 71.

Olle Widegren is tied for 58th as the senior carded a 36-hole score of 148 (73-75). On his opening round, Widegren started and finished with bogeys but had three birdies and a double for post a 1-over 73. In the afternoon, he had 15 pars and offset his bogey on the 15th hole with a birdie on the 7th. However, a triple on the ninth hole led to his 3-over 73.

Luis Ruiz, who tied for the tournament lead by scoring 2-under on the par 3’s, is tied for 72. The sophomore shot an opening-round, even-par 72 and turned in a 79 in the second round for a 36-hole total of 151. Daniel Overas carded a two-round score of 152 and is tied for 76th. He opened with a 79, having no birdies in the morning, but rallied with four birdies in the afternoon for a 1-over 73.

The Invitational will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday.

Photo courtesy of C of C Athletics

Comments

comments

NMB crowns 2 Lower State champs; CF, MB qualify 5

NMB crowns 2 Lower State champs; CF, MB qualify 5The North Myrtle Beach wrestling team crowned two Lower State [more]

Green comes off bench, leads Saints' playoff win

Green comes off bench, leads Saints' playoff winThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team needed [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants sweep USA in Senior Day thrillers

CCU Hoops: Chants sweep USA in Senior Day thrillersOn Senior Day, it was fittingly a senior-to-senior connection that [more]

5A Girls Playoffs: Panthers roll into Lower State semis

5A Girls Playoffs: Panthers roll into Lower State semisThe Carolina Forest girls basketball team are headed to the [more]

4A Girls Playoffs: Big win keeps Seahawks at home

4A Girls Playoffs: Big win keeps Seahawks at homeThe Myrtle Beach girls basketball team had to battle to [more]

Chants overpower Hokies; face Sooners on Saturday

Chants overpower Hokies; face Sooners on SaturdayPreseason All-American Kevin Woodall Jr., had a career-high six RBI [more]

Lacrosse gaining ground on Strand's sports scene

Lacrosse gaining ground on Strand's sports sceneThere was a time not so long that students who [more]

CCU football names Isaac new running backs coach

CCU football names Isaac new running backs coachCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced the hiring [more]

CCU Hoops: Trojans edge Chants; Adams scores 40

CCU Hoops: Trojans edge Chants; Adams scores 40Jaylen Shaw's game-high 18 points were not enough as Coastal [more]

4A Boys Playoffs: Chiefs, Seahawks fall in openers

4A Boys Playoffs: Chiefs, Seahawks fall in openersSecond-seeded Myrtle Beach saw its season come to an end [more]

5A Boys Playoffs: Tigers make history; Braves win

5A Boys Playoffs: Tigers make history; Braves winFor the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Conway [more]

Chants set to open season with Baseball at the Beach

Chants set to open season with Baseball at the BeachOn Friday, the 2018 NCAA Division I collegiate baseball begins [more]

5A Girls Playoffs: Panthers erupt; Tigers win at Wando

5A Girls Playoffs: Panthers erupt; Tigers win at WandoOnly hours after learning she had been named the Class [more]

4A Girls Playoffs: Chiefs hit road running; MB stays hot

4A Girls Playoffs: Chiefs hit road running; MB stays hotPlaying in a tough region has its perks. One of [more]

Strand cleans up Class 5A Player of the Year awards

Strand cleans up Class 5A Player of the Year awardsFor the first time since the SCHSL went to five [more]

Saints solve Titans to take region tournament crown

Saints solve Titans to take region tournament crownThe third time proved the charm for the Christian Academy [more]

Conway, Sumter share top All-Region 6-5A accolades

Conway, Sumter share top All-Region 6-5A accoladesConway High's Jimmy Nichols was voted Region 6-5A Player of [more]

CCU football hires former pro Hollowell as assistant

CCU football hires former pro Hollowell as assistantT.J. Hollowell, who played four seasons in professional football, has [more]

MB's Swanson leads local players on all-region list

MB's Swanson leads local players on all-region listMyrtle Beach senior Robert Swanson was named All-Region 7-4A first [more]

Terry feels 'love and pride' for Conway as head coach

Terry feels 'love and pride' for Conway as head coachConway High School has removed the interim tag from in [more]

Lady Seahawks sweep top postseason region awards

Lady Seahawks sweep top postseason region awardsGiven that Myrtle Beach went undefeated to claim the Region [more]

Local teams hit road for state basketball playoffs

Local teams hit road for state basketball playoffsThe SCHSL basketball playoffs tip off this week, and it's [more]

Laxapalooza drops ball on lacrosse season on Strand

Laxapalooza drops ball on lacrosse season on StrandIf you observed a bunch of teenagers wielding sticks and [more]

CCU Hoops: Mountaineers sweep host Chanticleers

CCU Hoops: Mountaineers sweep host ChanticleersCoastal Carolina could not overcome the hot second half shooting [more]

Ex-CCU footballer sues for expulsion over rape claim

Ex-CCU footballer sues for expulsion over rape claimA former Coastal Carolina University football player who was expelled [more]

NMB crowns 2 Lower State champs; CF, MB qualify 5

NMB crowns 2 Lower State champs; CF, MB qualify 5The North Myrtle Beach wrestling team crowned two Lower State [more]

Green comes off bench, leads Saints' playoff win

Green comes off bench, leads Saints' playoff winThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team needed [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach