Led by back-to-back even par rounds of 72 by All-American James McLean, the University of Minnesota men's golf team is in fifth place after 36 holes of The Intercollegiate at the MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary, N.C. North Carolina and North Carolina State University are hosting the event.
There are five teams within six shots of the team lead, currently held by North Carolina State with a 36-hole team total of four-over par 580. East Tennessee State and North Florida are tied for second, four shots behind the Wolfpack, with totals of 584. Wake Forest is fourth at 585, with the Golden Gophers at 10-over par 586.
Minnesota holds three individuals in the top 15, as McLean was joined by junior Dave Gunderson of Stillwater, Minn., (76-69-145, 12th) and freshman Wilhelm Schauman (71-75-146, 15th). Gunderson's 69 was the third-best round of the day on the par 72, 6,776-yard golf course. Chris Wisler of East Tennessee State leads the individual portion of the event after a two-round total of seven-under par 137.
The tournament concludes with 18 holes on Saturday morning.
The Intercollegiate MacGregor Downs C.C. Cary, N.C. Par: 72 Yardage: 6,776 Team Standings Through 36 Holes
Team Score North Carolina State 297-283-580 North Florida 289-295-584 East Tennessee State 291-293-584 Wake Forest 296-289-585 Minnesota 293-293-586 Kansas 299-289-588 North Carolina 298-294-592 Tulsa 294-299-593 Colorado 295-300-595 Texas A&M 290-305-595 Duke 304-293-597 Florida State 299-301-600
The Intercollegiate MacGregor Downs C.C. Cary, N.C. Par: 72 Yardage: 6,776 Individual Standings Through 36 Holes Player (School) Score 1. Chris Wisler, East Tennessee St. 69-68-137 2. Carl Pettersson, No. Carolina St. 70-69-139 3. Martin Maritz, Tulsa 72-69-141 4. Ryan Vermeer, Kansas 71-71-142 5. Max Harris, North Carolina 73-70-143 Andy Stewart, Kansas 77-66-143 7. Mark Donaldson, Florida State 72-72-144 James McLean, Minnesota 72-72-144 Ty Cox, Texas A & M 72-72-144 Erik Labitzke, North Florida 73-71-144 Buck Williams, Wake Forest 75-69-144
Other Golden Gopher Scores Player Score Dave Gunderson 76-69-145 (T-12th) Wilhelm Schauman 71-75-146 (T-15th) Martin LeMesurier 74-80-154 (T-56th) Ben Meyers 79-77-156 (T-62nd)