WALLACE, North Carolina – UNCW senior Payne McLeod fought off a tough second round to remain in the top-five at the River Landing Intercollegiate on Friday in Wallace, North Carolina.

McLeod opened his two-round day with a four-under-par 68, but as windy conditions grew at the course, he carded a three-over-par 75 in the second round and will enter Saturday’s final round just two strokes off the lead.

VCU’s Adam Ball owns the medalist lead after two rounds following a steady 70-71=141 on Friday.

VCU also holds the team lead by four strokes over East Carolina.

UNCW trails Campbell for sixth by two strokes.

UNCW Results: T4. Payne McLeod (68-75=143); T34. Preston Harrington (76-77=153); T34. Trey Guy (78-75=153); T39. Ryan Nagy (80-74=154); T47. Stefan Brewer (76-80=156)

UNCW individuals:T29. Josh Woodfox (79-73=152); T39. Thomas Lilly (78-76=154); Jens Geweke (87-84=171)

Team results: 1. VCU (287-291=578); 2. East Carolina (293-289=582); 3. Tulsa (299-290=589); 4. Winthrop (289-304=593); 5. Maryland (294-301=595); 6. Campbell (301-296=597); 7. UNCW 298-301=599); Loyola (Md.) (300-301=601); 9. Richmond (304-301=605); 10. George Mason (307-305=612)

Individual leaderboard: 1. Adam Ball (VCU) 70-71=141; T2. Wesley Conover (ECU) 69-73=142; T2. Taylor Dickson (Winthrop) 72-70=142; T4. Payne McLeod (UNCW) 68-75=143; T4. Sean Bosdosh (UM) 70-73=143; 6. Jacob Hicks (ECU) 73-71=144; 7. Matt Ball, Jr. (VCU) 70-75=145; T8. Enej Sarkanj (VCU) 74-72=146; T8. Andrew Stein (UM) 75-71=146; T8. Mark Mumford (Tulsa) 75-71=146; T8. Eric Brady (ECU) 74-72=146