May 8, 2012
Adam Hedges Posts Second Round 70 To Move Into Tie For Eighth At NCAA Regional
Adam Hedges Recorded Five Birdies En Route To A -2 70
Belmont Abbey junior men's golfer Adam Hedges posted five birdies en route to a two-under par 70 to vault from a tie for 19th into a tie for eighth after the second of three rounds at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional. The three day event is staged at the par 72 Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, North Carolina.
Hedges, who opened with a 72 in yesterday's first round, completed today's round with a 69, but was informed afterwards that he and another of his playing partners were penalized one stroke for slow play.
The Bromely, England product began his round at 8:20 on the first tee and posted five birdies and three bogeys, the third of which was charged as his penalty stroke, which was recorded on the 18th hole. Hedges hit 10 of 14 fairways and posted 27 putts.
Hedges birdied the first hole after depositing a sand wedge from 109 yards to seven feet of the cup. He sank the ensuing putt. After bogeying number two, Hedges played the next four holes level, but birdied the next two, holes seven and eight.
On number seven, he hit two three woods, the second of which left him in the left greenside bunker. He splashed out to six inches and tapped in for birdie.
One hole later, a par four, he drove his tee shot to the left of the green, pitched to six feet, and dropped the birdie putt. He registered a par on the ninth hole to record a 34 (-2) on the front nine.
The second nine began with a bogey sandwiched around two pars, but then came another birdie, a three on the par four 13th. He drove with a three wood, and his eight iron approach came to rest eight feet away. He drained the putt for birdie.
On the par three 15th, his tee shot landed hole high, and the ensuing putt gave him his fifth and final birdie of the day to move to three under. Hedges parred his final three holes, but the penalty stroke was enforced on the 18th hole, giving him a six and a final score of 70.
Hedges enters tomorrow's final round just four shots out of the lead. There are seven players in front of him.
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