Alligood and Trace Shine on Separate Nines Keeping Ospreys in Mix at NCAAs

Alligood and Trace Shine on Separate Nines Keeping Ospreys in Mix at NCAAs

EVENT: NCAA Championship
DATE: Saturday, May 24
LOCATION: Blessings Golf Club (Fayetteville, Ark.)
COURSE INFO: Par 72 / 7,550 yards
UNF RESULT: 22nd of 30 teams
TOP OSPREYTravis Trace (T69 | 78-72=150)

Round Two Results (PDF)
Live Scoring Link: Golfstat

LEADERBOARD: Senior Andrew Alligood played his front nine in 5-under while fellow senior Travis Trace closed with birdies on three of his last five holes to help keep No. 18 North Florida in the mix to advance past Sunday's 54-hole cut of the NCAA Championship at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. 

FIRST TEE
Travis Trace improved six shots from rounds one to two, shooting an even par 72 on Saturday, ranking as the top Osprey in a T59 at 150
- Andrew Allligood had things rolling early, opening his round with back-to-back birdies and adding a third on his fourth hole | Finished with a 75 to rank T77 (152)
- Junior Michael Mattiace joined Alligood at T77 (152) following his second round 75
- Senior Philip Knowles also carded a 75 on Saturday, trimming three strokes off his opening round to rank T89 at 153
- Rounding out the Osprey lineup was senior Jordan Batchelor in T102 (155) after his round of 78
- North Florida bettered their round one performance by eight shots and climbed two spots in the team standings into a T20 at 606

TEAM SCOREBOARD (# = Golfstat Top 50 rankings)
#1 Oklahoma State (566), #10 Stanford (578), #17 Texas A&M (583), #11 Auburn (586), #5 Texas (588), #6 Oklahoma (592), #3 Wake Forest (593), #12 California (593), #42 Ohio State (593), #13 Clemson (594), #4 Vanderbilt (595), #2 Arizona State (598), #7 Georgia Tech (600), #14 Georgia (600), SMU (601), #33 UNLV (602), #20 Pepperdine (603), #25 North Carolina (604), #15 South Carolina (604), #18 North Florida (606), #28 TCU (606), Georgia Southern (607), #22 Liberty (608), #9 Southern Cal (608), #23 Baylor (609), #16 LSU (610), #24 Illinois (612), #21 Louisville (615), #8 Duke (618), #29 BYU (629)

INSIDE THE SCORECARD
- North Florida is looking to earn the chance to extend their play in the championship, sitting just five shots outside the Top 15 cutline following Sunday's third round of play
- Ospreys saw four of the five players in the lineup card improved scores on day two
- All five UNF golfers recorded at least one birdie in their rounds
- Trace's even-par 72 marked his lowest career score at the NCAA Championship
- UNF has amassed 99 pars thru 36 holes led by 24 from Mattiace
- Trace tops the squad having notched 9 of the team's 26 birdies thus far

UNF RESULTS

 T20  North Florida  309  297  ---  606 (+30)
 T59  Travis Trace  78  72  --  150 (+6)
 T77  Andrew Alligood  77  75  --  152 (+8)
 T77  Michael Mattiace  77  75  --  152 (+8)
 T89  Philip Knowles  78  75  --  153 (+9)
 T102  Travis Trace  77  78  --  155 (+11)


COACH SCOTT SCHROEDER
"The guys played better today but still too many small mistakes that we have to avoid tomorrow if we are going to move on to Monday. Tomorrow will be a fun challenge."

UP NEXT
North Florida will be paired with TCU and South Carolina in Sunday's third round with the Ospreys teeing off from Hole 10 starting at 12:22 p.m. (CT).

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