David Ford and Austin Greaser shot 4-under-par 66s within the second spherical to guide the College of North Carolina to the clubhouse lead after 36 holes within the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational Monday at historic Colonial Nation Membership in Fort Value, Texas.
Carolina is 10 underneath par, 4 pictures forward of Stanford. The Tar Heels trailed the Cardinal by eight pictures early Monday morning, however rallied to tug even for the first-round lead with Georgia Tech at 2-under 278. Within the afternoon, UNC and Arizona State shot 8-under 272s, one of the best rounds of the day.
Ford and Greaser each shot 70-66 and stand tied for third place at 4-under 136, two strokes behind Georgia Tech’s Bartley Forrester. Stanford’s Michael Thorbjornsen is second at 5 underneath and Ford and Greaser are in a bunch with Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg and Pepperdine’s William Mouw at 4 underneath.
Carolina’s Ryan Burnett and Dylan Menante are tied for 12th with matching rounds of 69-70 for 1-under 139s.
The Hogan attracts an distinctive discipline with six of Golfweek’s prime 10-ranked groups plus the final two nationwide champions in Pepperdine and Texas, Oklahoma State and Wake Forest.
Ford was even par by seven holes within the second spherical earlier than taking pictures 4 underneath over the past 11 holes, together with birdies on three of the ultimate 4.
Greaser was 2 over par on his second spherical after making bogeys on three straight holes, however steadied his spherical with a birdie on the eighth gap. He then made birdies on 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17 to complete 4-under 66.
The Tar Heels will start Tuesday’s last spherical with a four-stroke benefit over Stanford, the quantity two staff within the nation. Fifth-ranked Arizona State is third at 3 underneath, Pepperdine is fourth at 2 underneath and No. 6 Texas Tech is fifth at 1 underneath.