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

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