September 16, 2017
DURHAM, N.C. – Norman Xiong shot 11-under par over the first two rounds of the Rod Myers Invitational to take a three-shot lead into Sunday’s final round.
As a team, Oregon sits in second place at 12-under par through two rounds and six strokes behind 36-hole leader Wake Forest.
How It Happened: The Ducks went 10-under par in the second round, led by Xiong’s 7-under round of 65. He went 7-under from holes six through 12 to build up a comfortable lead in the individual race.
Ryan Gronlund shot a 3-under par 69 and Edwin Yi fired a 1-under par 71 while Sam Foust closed his second round strong, shooting a 3-under 33 on the back nine to finish 1-over for the round.
The Ducks shot a 2-under par 286 in round one, putting them in second place and four shots behind Wake Forest.
Xiong shot a 4-under par 68 in round one to pace the Ducks and sat in a tie for second place individually after the first 18 holes.
Gronlund turned in a steady even par round of 72, while Yi and Foust each shot a 1-over par 73 to score for the Ducks.
Notable: Thomas Mulligan made his collegiate debut, shooting a 6-over par 78 in round one and an 8-over par 80 in round two … Kevin Geniza had a consistent day competing as an individual with a 2-over 74 in the first round and a 1-over 73 in round two.
Up Next: The Ducks will get Sunday’s third and final round started at 6:10 am PT, paired with Wake Forest and Vanderbilt.