SOUTH BEND, Indiana - UNCW shot a tournament-low, four-under-par 280 in the second round to move into second-place overall at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic on Monday at the Warren Golf Club. Senior Thomas Bass moved to the top of the leaderboard with a three-under-par score of 68.

Michigan State (287-282=569) enters the final round on Tuesday with a seven-stroke lead over the Seahawks (296-280=576) and an eight-stroke lead on third-place San Francisco (292-285=577).

Bass (71-68=139) was one of five golfers to card a 68 in the second round as he climbed from a tie for sixth into first place. He holds a two-stroke advantage over Michigan's Noori Hyun (73-68=141) and Matthew Moseley (70-71=141) of Michigan State.

While Bass made a move of his own, juniors Payne McLeod (75-70=145) and Ryan Nagy (77-68=145) made impressive jumps on Monday. Both moved into a tie for 13th. Nagy tied his career-low round with the three-under 68.

 

The final round tees off at 8:30 a.m. with the Seahawks teeing off at 10 a.m. and are paired with Michigan State and San Francisco.

 

UNCW Results: 1. Thomas Bass (71-68=139); T13. Payne McLeod (75-70=145); Ryan Nagy (77-68=145); T32. Stefan Brewer (74-74=148); T55. Jens Geweke (76-78=154)

Team Results: 1. Michigan State (287-282=569); 2. UNCW (296-280=576); 3. San Francisco (292-285=577); 4. Houston (287-292=579); 5. Xavier (295-291=586); 6. Boston College (298-289=587); 7. UT Arlington (288-300=588); 8. Minnesota (296-293=589); 9. Toledo (294-298=592); 10. Michigan (302-293=593); T11. Gonzaga (302-293=595); Notre Dame (300-295=595).

Individual Results: 1. Thomas Bass, UNCW (71-68=139); T2. Noori Hyun, UM (73-68=141); Matthew Moseley, MSU (70-71=141); T4. Hunter Brown, UTA (71-71=142); Luke Feehan, BC (74-68=142); Curtis Reed, UH (69-73=142); T7. Cory McElyea, USF (71-72=143); Mitch Rutledge, MSU (75-68=143); T7. Taylor Travis, USF (72-71=143); T10. Jesse Heinly, Xavier (73-71=144); Erik Van Rooyen, Minn. (73-71=144); Chris Selfridge, Toledo (72-72=144).