CJ Swift eagled the par 5 No. 6 hole and is 1-under-par in the second round.
May 2, 2016
OKATIE, South Carolina - Play was suspended in the second round of the 2016 BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championship on Monday with Marquette sitting in third place, five shots behind second-place Xavier and 13 behind leader Georgetown.
Following an opening round of 299 on Sunday and a second place tie with the Musketeers, the MU-GU-XU pairings were forced to leave the course due to lightning with players having completed between 12 and 15 holes. Marquette is 5-over-par for the round and 16-over-par for the championship.
Round 2 will resume at 7 a.m. CT for the six remaining teams on the course, while the three teams that finished on Monday (No. 7 St. John’s, No. 8 Villanova, No. 9 Creighton) will tee off of No. 1 at 7 a.m.
Senior Nick Nelson jumped three spots on the leaderboard to a tie for seventh place (2-over-par for the championship) with an even par performance through 13 holes on Monday by posting 11 pars, while senior CJ Swift (T-26, 8-over-par) made a nine spot move, going 1-under-par for his round with 15 holes completed. Swift had MU’s shot of the day with an eagle on the par 5 No. 6 - Swift is one of three players in the field to eagle a hole during the championship. He birdied his final hole, the par 3 No. 15, before the stoppage.
Freshman Charlie Maleki (4-over-par for the championship) is tied for 11th.
Xavier (11-over-par) is at even par in the second round, while Georgetown (3-over-par) dropped one shot overall and is 1-over-par for the round.
Just like Sunday’s opening round, Marquette was lifted off the tee by a strong start on the front nine with an even par team score. Oliver Farrell got ahead with birdies on the par 5 holes at No. 3 and No. 6, while Swift made up for his bogey on No. 1 with his eagle.
Second round scoring improved by a stroke across the field to an average of 76.55.