The first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA Men's Golf Tournament have been played. The Cowboys are only in sixth place going into the third and final round of stroke play, which is surprising to all given that Karsten Creek is our home court.
The leaders, our nemesis Georgia Tech whom Yachoff hates with a burning intensity, are at -3 under which is what the lead has been hovering around the entire tourney. The Cowboys are +9, so a great day today would easily get them back to at least a share of the lead with the "North Avenue Trade School" (this is a complicated dis on G.T., look it up), but they are also perilously close to being eliminated from the tournament altogether. It looks like the top 8 cut will be at around +15 or so. The leaderboard looks like this:
- Georgia Tech -3
- UCLA -2
- Illinois +2
- Georgia +3
- Alabama +4
- Oklahoma State +9
- Augusta State +12
- Texas A&M +14/Ohio State +14
Individually, Cowboy golfer and Masters participant Peter Uihlein is carrying us on his back at -2 under, 2 shots back of the leader Georgia Tech's James White who is -4 under.
Sean Einhaus and Kevin Tway are the Cowboys who need to shore it up today. Einhaus shot a par 72 the first day, but had an ugly 80 day yesterday to go 8 back from Even. Tway shot a 77 and a 74 to go +7, so he is improving, but as one of OSU's best golfers Tway needs to be out there gaining shots on the pack. Yachoff has all the confidence in the world that State will get in, but we need the Cowboys to get over their nerves and start playing their home course like the fine fiddle that it is. Stay Tuned.