WILMINGTON, Del. - The Tigers improved by six shots over their first round score but everybody else played better too as Towson held on to ninth place after 36 holes of the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Golf Championships at the Wilmington Country Club.
Defending team champion UNC Wilmington (301-295-596) wrestled the lead away from Georgia State to assume a one-stroke advantage over the Panthers (300-297-597) and Old Dominion (307-290-597) who are tied for second. George Mason (308-292-600) is fourth followed by VCU (305-296-601) and Delaware (312-289-601), William & Mary (310-297-607), James Madison (306-303-609), Towson (314-308-622), Drexel (321-308-629) and Hofstra (321-309-630).
"The wind wasn't howling like it was on Friday," said Tiger coach Brian Yaniger. "The par threes played easier and the par fives were reachable but we didn't take advantage of it. We just didn't have it today."
Delaware had it, playing 23 strokes better as a team led by Greg Matthias who carded the tournament's best round yet and only sub-70 score with a 68. He is the individual leader with a 140 going into tomorrow's final round.
Freshman DJ Honan continues to pace the Tigers. He posted a 76 after an opening round 77 for a 153 that has him tied for 21st.
Junior Ken Jee matched Honan's 76, three strokes better than his first round 79. Jee is tied for 32nd with a 155. Sophomores Joe Gunerman and Matt Fry each came in with 78's. Gunerman is tied for 40th (157) and Fry is tied for 44th (158). Senior Justin Koehler (159) is tied for 47th.
"We have one round of golf left for this season and we'll give it everything we have," said Yaniger. "Our goal is to end the year on a positive note."
The Tigers tee off a 9:45 a.m. Sunday and will play with James Madison and William & Mary. Fans can follow the Tigers on Live Scoring available through caasports.com and golfstat.com.