Guilford leads big at Dataw Island
Ratner leads individual race after shooting 76 in second round
DATAW ISLAND, S.C. – Top-ranked Guilford College shot 309-318-627 in the first two rounds of the Taylor Made-adidas Intercollegiate Monday at the Dataw Island Golf Club Monday. The Quakers hold a 21-stroke lead over Hampden-Sydney College (325-323-648) in the eight-team field.
The teams found breezy and buggy conditions at the par-72, 6,799-yard Cotton Dike Course. Factor in hard greens and a challenging course and the Quakers shot well over their season stroke average (296.50) in both rounds.
Guilford junior Noah Ratner managed the course best Monday and is the 36-hole leader at 77-76-153. Freshman Mitch Robinette shot matching rounds of 78 for a 36-hole 156. Other Guilford scorers included Drew Thompson (75-85-160), J.T. Thomas (79-82-161) and Dusty Roberts (82-82-164). Guilford's Dallas Page (75-83-158) and Jon Montgomery (87-87-176) played as individuals.
Play concludes with 18 holes Tuesday.