GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee men's golf team moved up one spot on Wednesday and sits in a tie for second-place out of 42 teams following the second round at the NCAA Division III Championship held at the Grandover Resort.
The Top 18 teams make the cut and will battle for the championship over the remaining two rounds. Guilford maintained its lead, but the Generals made up six strokes and trail the Quakers by just three strokes overall. Guilford has posted a two-day score of 283-295—578 (+2) and the Generals have shot 292-289—581 (+5). The Blue & White is tied with Methodist, while Emory is one shot back at +6 (582).
Otterbein's Austin Wells leads the individual field of 217 golfers with a -5 score of 71-68—139. W&L sophomore Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) is just one stroke back, tied for second with Wittenberg's Ryan Mallette. Peccie recorded four birdies and just one bogie on Wednesday in shooting a -3 score of 69. His two-day total is 71-69—140 (-4).
Sophomore Sean Puleo (Albany, N.Y. / Albany Academy) finished even-par with his round on Wednesday, boasting a 73-72—145 (+1) that is tied for 18th overall. Sophomore Boyd Peete (Henrico, Va. / St. Christopher's) is one stroke back in a nine-way tie for 23rd with a +2 score of 72-74—146.
Sophomore Robert Quinilty (Cypress, Texas / Houston Christian) has carded a 76-74—150 (+6) and is tied for 56th, while senior Luke Farley (Durham, N.C. / Trinity School) sits in a tie for 82nd with a 76-76—152 (+8).
Action continues on Thursday with the third round from the Grandover Resort.