No. 14 West Florida 15th After First Two Rounds at Season Opener

first_imgNo. 14 West Florida 15th After First Two Rounds at Season Opener FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – The No. 14 West Florida men’s golf team started its fall season strong at The McLaughlin hosted by St. John’s at the Bethpage Red Course.  The Argonauts finished the first two rounds on Friday tied for 15th in an 18-team field of primarily Division I competition.  Junior Kevin Cooper (Tallahassee, Fla./Leon HS) led the way for UWF at 145 (72-73).UWF was in 12th place after a 294 in the first round, and despite improving to 290 in the second round they dropped to 15th among the competitive field.  Cooper’s 72 in the first round led the way, and he stayed consistent with a 73 to finish tied for 34th.  Junior Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) and sophomore Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) both shot a 71 in the second round, the best round for an Argonaut in the tournament so far.  Bonning (75-71-146) finished tied for 45th and Black (77-71-148) tied for 58th.Sophomore Jake Bradley (Milton, Fla./Pace HS) also finished tied for 58th after shooting 73 and 75 in the first two rounds.  Freshman Hinrich Arkenau, playing in his first tournament for UWF, finished the day tied for 66th at 149 (74-75).UNC Wilmington leads after the first two rounds at four-under 556 (275-281), followed by Coastal Carolina and Towson at three under.  Evan Beirne of St. John’s and Stefan Brewer of UNC Wilmington share the overall lead at five under par 135.UWF will tee off the third and final round tomorrow in Farmingdale, N.Y.  For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#DAY ONE RESULTS 1 UNC Wilmington           275  281    556        -4  2 Coastal Carolina         280  277    557        -3    Towson University        279  278    557        -3  4 Johnson & Wales U-FL     278  290    568        +8  5 Harvard University       280  289    569        +9  6 St. John’s Univ.         291  282    573       +13  7 Dartmouth College        288  287    575       +15  8 Connecticut, U. of       282  295    577       +17  9 Princeton University     290  290    580       +20 10 Sacred Heart Univ.       295  286    581       +21    Boston College           294  287    581       +21 12 Villanova University     289  293    582       +22 13 Creighton University     294  289    583       +23    Temple University        294  289    583       +23 15 West Florida, U. of      294  290    584       +24 16 Rutgers University       290  296    586       +26 17 Iona College             298  298    596       +36 18 St. Thomas Aquinas       297  301    598       +38T34 Kevin Cooper             72   73    145   +5T45 Otto Bonning             75   71    146   +6T58 Ryan Black               77   71    148   +8T58 Jake Bradley             73   75    148   +8T66 Hinrich Arkenau          74   75    149   +9Print Friendly Version Kevin Cooper (Photo by Ron Besser) center_img Sharelast_img