Campbell moves up to 5th after 36 holes of UCF Rio Pinar Invitational

Amanjyot Singh
(photo by Bennett Scarborough)
Amanjyot Singh (photo by Bennett Scarborough)

ORLANDO, FLA. – Campbell moved up five spots into a fifth-place tie after 36 holes Monday of the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational men's golf tournament.

Campbell (298-287) started Monday's second 18 holes in 10th place, but moved into a tie with Akron (291-294--585) after shooting one-under-par in the afternoon session.

Florida Gulf Coast (284-279) was 9-under-par on the second round and leads the 15-team field at 13-under 563.  Eighteenth-ranked Central Florida (282-284) and first-round leader Wichita State (280-286) are three strokes back.

Vaita Guillaume shot two-under 70, while Amanjyot Singh and Grant Houser fired even-par 72s.  Mitch Gray carded his second-straight 73 and Sean Goatley-Soan a 2-over 74 in the second round for the Camels, who trail fourth-place Northern Illinois by three strokes.

Alex Medinis of Florida Gulf Coast leads the 86-man field at seven-under 137 (67-70) on the par-72, 7001-yard Rio Pinar Black layout.  Rafael Becker (69-70--139) of Wichita State and Jose Joia of host Central Florida (69-70--139) are tied for second on the individual leader board.

Guillaume is tied for 21st place (75-70--145), while Gray is tied for 24th at 2-over 146.  Singh is tied for 34th (76-72--148), while Houser (78-72--150) and Goatley-Soan (74-76--150) are knotted at 47th.

The 54-hole event concludes Tuesday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. 

UCF Rio Pinar Invitational
Rio Pinar CC Black / Orlando, Fla.
Mar. 19-20, 2012 / Par 72, 7001 yards

Second Round Team Results:  1. Florida Gulf Coast 284-279--563, T2. Central Florida 282-284--566, T2. Wichita State 280-286--586, 4. Northern Illinois 291-291--582, T5. Campbell 298-287--585, T5. Akron 291-294--585, 7. Stetson 294-294--588, 8. Houston Baptist 300-290--590, T9. Florida Atlantic 302-292--594, T9. Seton Hall 297-297--594, 11. Loyola (Md.) 295-300--595, 12. Cleveland State 295-303--598, 13. Miami (Ohio) 300-301--601, 14. Western Illinois 305-301--606, 15. George Mason 308-309--617.

Second Round Individual Leaders:  1. Alex Medinis (Florida Gulf Coast) 67-70--137, T2. Rafael Becker (Wichita State) 69-70--139, T2. T2. Jose Joia (UCF) 69-70--139, T4. Jack Hernandez (Florida Gulf Coast) 72-68--140, T4. Ricardo Gouveia (UCF) 71-69--140.

Campbell Individuals: T21. Vaita Guillaume 75-70--145, T24. Mitch Gray 73-73--146, T34. Amanjyot Singh 76-72--148, T47. Grant Houser 78-72--150, T47. Sean Goatley-Soan 74-76--150.