Tornado move up CC leaderboard with round of 289

BROWNS SUMMIT, N.C. – The King University men's golf team, along with Leennawat Numpituckchaikul moved up the leaderboard in the second round of the Conference Carolinas Championships on Monday. The Tornado posted a score of 289, to move into fifth place with one round remaining while Numpituckchaikul moved into fifth place on the individual leaderboard.

The sophomore matched his best round of the season, carding a two-under, 70 in the second round of the tournament. Numpituckchaikul moved from 10th place after the first round to fifth with a two-round total of 144. He sits just two strokes behind a trio of golfer atop the leaderboard at 142.

Mathias Bunaes and Taylor Gouge also turned in stellar performances in the second round. Bunaes posted a score of one-under, 71 to move him into ninth place while Gouge shot even-par, 72.Ross Maietta wasn't far behind with his second round of 76 and Cody Boyer rounded out the squad, carding an 80 on Monday.

Erskine College leads the tournament with a stroke total of 582, with Limestone College not far behind at 584. After shooting their third-lowest round of the season, 289, the Tornado moved into fifth with a two-day total of 597.

The final round of the Conference Carolinas Championships is scheduled for Tuesday at Bryan Park Champions Course in Browns Summit, N.C.