Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf squad shot 18 strokes better as the Bulldogs played round two on Tuesday (May 21) in the 2019 NCAA Division II National Championships at The Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va.
The Bulldogs finished the middle 18 holes of the 54-hole event with a 294 round (+6) after posting a 312 (+24) figure in the first round on Monday. Presently, FSU is at +30 overall and currently ranks 20th overall heading into the final round on Wednesday on the par 72 course.
Senior Jack Weller shot an impressive round of 69 on Tuesday and is currently tied for 23rd overall with a 144 figure after posting a first-round 75 score.
Meanwhile, fellow senior Seth Terpstra shot a 74 in round two on the heels of his first-round 79 and is now tied for 83rd place with a 153 total.
Bulldog senior Andrew Hammett is a stroke behind Terpstra in a share of 89th place at 154 as he recorded a 75 in Tuesday's round following his opening-round 79 effort.
Freshman Thomas Hursey shot a 76 in the contest on Tuesday and is tied for 92nd place in the field at 155 overall heading into the final round. He had also shot a 79 in round one.
Finally, FSU's Andrew Proctor carded a 82 and is 107th overall at 169 for the tournament. He shot 87 in the first round of competition.
Ferris State will hit the course again early Wednesday for the final round three starting at 7:30 a.m. (ET) with the squad's first player hitting the tee.
The Bulldogs are making their 16th all-time national championships appearance and second berth in three years after placing third overall at the 2019 NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional last week in Hot Springs, Ark.
Ferris State is one of 20 teams from across the country competing in the national championships and among two qualifiers from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The finals are being hosted by the Mountain East Conference.
At the National Championships, all 20 advancing teams and eight individuals will complete 54 holes of stroke play. Following 54 holes of stroke play, an individual champion will be declared along with finishers 2-10 based on cumulative total score and any applicable tiebreakers. The top eight teams after 54 holes of play will be placed into a bracket and seeded based on 54-hole scores for the medal/match play portion of the competition to determine the team champion.
The 54-hole stroke play portion of the event runs thru Wednesday with the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Medal/Match competition for those advancing teams taking place on Thursday. The final round of the team competition takes place on Friday.
Two years ago, in 2017, the Bulldogs earned runner-up honors in the 2017 NCAA-II Midwest/Central Super Regional in Kearney, Neb., before going on to a national quarterfinal finish under head coach Kyle Wittenbach.
Last year, current FSU senior golfer Andrew Hammett was an individual qualifer for the NCAA Super Regional Championships, which makes this the 17th-straight year in which the Bulldogs have had representation in the NCAA Tournament. The 17-year streak of NCAA Championship representation in men's golf ranks as one of the longest active stretches in the country.
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