WINDERMERE, Fla. -- The GRU Augusta Men's Golf squad combined for an 8-over 296 Monday in the second round of the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Country Club. The ICI, now its 10th year of existence, is annually one of the top intercollegiate events in the nation.
Paced by sophomore Meechai Padung, the 31st-ranked Jaguars are in 12th place in the 15-team field. Padung carded four birdies en route to a 1-under 71 and is tied for 14th place. Senior Alex Wennstam signed for even-par 72 and is tied for 19th in the 75-player field entering Tuesday's final round. Sophomore Maverick Antcliff notched his second straight 2-over 74 and is tied for 43rd at 4-over 148. Freshman Jackson Stroup managed a 79 and is tied for 69th, while fellow freshman Jake Marriott is 74th following an 81.
Alabama, the top-ranked team in the nation and coached by former Jaguar head coach Jay Seawell, blitzed the 7,347-yard, par-72 Isleworth layout with a round of 16-under 272. Tourney co-host UCF is 11 shots back of the Crimson Tide after the No. 16 Golden Knights netted a 7-under 281. California, ranked No. 4 in the nation, is third and 18 shots off the pace, while No. 6 Illinois and No. 47 UNLV rounded out the top five.
Alabama's Trey Mullinax maintained his individual lead with a 4-under 68 and leads teammate Bobby Wyatt by two strokes. UCF's Greg Eason is third at 7-under 137 while Alabama's Robby Shelton is one of six players tied for fourth at 4-under 140.
The 15-team tourney field features eight of the top 25-ranked teams in the nation and 14 in the top 50. The field includes co-hosts UCF and Texas Tech as well as Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida State, GRU Augusta, Illinois, LSU, New Mexico, North Florida, TCU, Texas, UNLV and Vanderbilt.
The Jags are slated to be paired with Texas and LSU in Tuesday's third and final round. Marriott will lead off for GRU at 8:25 off the 10th tee, followed by Stroup (8:35), Antcliff (8:45) and Wennstam (8:55), with Padung anchoring the Jags' lineup at 9:05.
Complete tournament results are available at www.golfstatresults.com/public/leaderboards/team/static/team4563.html. For more information on the tourney and Isleworth Country Club, visit www.isleworthcollegiate.com.
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