Scialo Tied For Fifth Following Second Day of CAA Golf Championships; Blue Hens Remain Eighth in Team Standings
April 23, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
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PINEHURST, N.C. -- University of Delaware junior Stephen Scialo (at right) fired a one over par 73 on Saturday and is tied for fifth place with a three over 74-73-147 on Saturday following the second round of the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championships being held at The Pinehurst Resort.
Delaware improved its team score by 11 shots during the second round to 301, but the Blue Hens remain in eighth place out of 11 teams with a two-day score of 613. UNC Wilmington continues to lead the tournament at 587, while George Mason is second at 597 and VCU is third at 600.
Scialo, who fired a two over par 74 during Friday’s opening round, improved by one stroke on Saturday on the par 72, 7,092-yard Pinehurst No. 8 Course. He will enter Sunday’s final day four shots behind leader Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington, who has carded a one under par 72-71-143 through two rounds.
Scialo opened his second round with five consecutive pars, before a birdie on 15 put him one under for the day. He then parred the next two holes, before a bogey on 18 put him at even par halfway through. Scialo started the front nine with a double bogey, before quickly regrouping to birdie the second hole. Following a bogey on three, Scialo parred the next two holes and birdied both six and seven to get back to even for the day. He then closed his round with a bogey and a par to finish at one over.
Senior Justin Martinson, who along with Scialo fired a 74 during the first round, slipped to a six over par 78 on Saturday and is tied for 16th place with an eight over par 74-78-152. Martinson began his day with four pars, and following a double bogey on 14, parred the final four holes of the back nine to finish two over midway through the round. Martinson also parred six holes on the front nine, along with bogeys on two and seven, before concluding his round with a double bogey on nine.
Junior Greg Matthias opened with an 85 on Friday but responded by firing a two over par 74 on Saturday, moving into a tie for 34th place with a 15 over par score of 85-74-159. Matthias had a very steady back nine, parring all nine holes to reach the halfway mark at even par. Following a bogey on one Matthias parred the next four holes before posting a birdie on six to move back to even for the day. He then bogeyed seven and eight before closing his round with a par on nine.
Senior Kevin McLister, who also shot an 85 during his first round, improved by nine strokes with a four over par 76 Saturday, and enters the final round tied for 41st place at 85-76-161, 17 over par. After a double bogey on 10 and a bogey on 13 quickly moved him three over, McLister rebounded to post four pars and a birdie on 17 to finish the back nine in two over. He maintained his strong play with a pair of pars and a birdie on two, before consecutive bogeys on four and five dropped him to three over for the day. After a par on six and a birdie on seven, McLister bogeyed the final two holes to finish the front nine at four over.
Freshman Corey Wagner carded a 79 on Friday and followed with a 10 over par 82 on Saturday, and is also tied for 41st place with a 17 over par score of 79-82-161. Wagner opened his second round with four consecutive bogeys, but parred four of the final five holes to finish the back nine at five over. After four more pars during the first five holes of the front nine, Wagner closed with four bogeys to finish at 10 over for the day.
The CAA Championships conclude on Sunday with the third and final round at The Pinehurst Resort.