SOUTHPORT, North Carolina – Led by school-record rounds of five-under-par 67 by Payne McLeod and Josh Woodfox, UNCW grabbed a 15-stroke lead after 36 holes at the Colonial Athletic Association men’s golf championships on Saturday at The Reserve Club of St. James Plantation.

The Seahawks, who began the day in third, combined for a five-under-par 283 to storm past the field and grab that 15-stroke lead over second-place James Madison. The second round score is tied for UNCW’s second lowest round set in 2002. The program record for a low-round at the CAA tournament is 281 by the 2002 Seahawks.

McLeod, who holds a four-stroke lead entering the final round, and Woodfox’s rounds topped the Seahawks previous CAA tournament record-low round of 68, set by Brian Joyce in 2005 and later tied by Matt Dowdy in 2007 and Derek Wallace in 2008. Woodfox bested his previous low round of 70 by three strokes.

Both McLeod and Woodfox collected six birdies on the round with McLeod closing out his round with three consecutive birdies.

The tournament concludes on Sunday with the final 18 holes. The Seahawks will tee off at 8:45 a.m.

UNCW scores: 1. Payne McLeod 73-67=140; 3. Josh Woodfox 79-67=146; T10. Stefan Brewer 76-75=151; T12. Thomas Bass 79-74=153; T20. Ryan Nagy 77-81=158

Medalist standings: 1. Payne McLeod (UNCW) 73-67=140; 2. Alex Hicks (W&M) 71-73=144; 3. Josh Woodfox (UNCW) 79-67=146; 4. James Braunsberg (Drexel) 71-76=147); T5. Rich Leeper (JMU) 75-73=148; t5. Ryan Vince (JMU) 74-74=148; T7. Christopher Crawford (Drexel) 72-77=149; T7. Braden Shattuck (Delaware) 74-75=149; T7. Jeremy Wells (W&M) 74-75=149; T10. Stefan Brewer (UNCW) 76-75=151; T10. Joe Gunerman (Towson) 77-74=151

Team standings: 1. UNCW 305-283=588; 2. James Madison 306-297=603; 3. William & Mary 304-306=610; 4. Drexel 303-311=614; 5. Towson 317-299=616; 6. Delaware 309-311=620; 7. Hofstra 322-316=648