WILMINGTON, Delaware - Junior Thomas Bass rebounded in the second round with a one-over-par 72 to help UNCW move into the lead after 36 holes at the Colonial Athletic Association golf championships at the Wilmington Country Club on Saturday.
The Seahawks erased a one-stroke deficit to Georgia State, who dropped into a tie for second with Old Dominion, who shot a 290 to move into contention.
Delaware's Greg Matthias (72-68=140) fashioned a tournament low round 68 to take over the medalist lead by two strokes over first round leader Marc Dobias (70-72=142) of VCU.
Payne McLeod (72-75=147) leads the UNCW lineup and is in sixth place.
Bass (80-72=152) struggled in the opening round, but found his groove and posted a low round for the Seahawks on the day. Sophomore Patrick Sawrey's 73 (76-73=149) elevated him into the top-10, in a tie for ninth.
Sophomore Ryan Nagy (74-76=150) is in 11th overall and is followed by Bass and red-shirt sophomore Stefan Brewer (79-75=154) in 13th and 25th, respectively.
The third and final round will tee off on Sunday at 9 a.m.
UNCW (301-295=596); Georgia State (300-297=597); Old Dominion (307-290=597); George Mason (308-292=600); VCU (305-292=601); Delaware (312-289=601); William & Mary (310-297=607); James Madison (306-303=609); Towson (314-308=622); Drexel 321-308=629); Hofstra (321-309=630)
Greg Matthias (Del) 72-68=140; Marc Dobias (VCU) 70-72=142; Jamison Randall (ODU) 75-70=145; Tom Wilde (ODU), 75-71=146; Kevin Yerks (GMU) 75-71=146; Payne McLeod (UNCW) 72-75=147; Tyler Gruca (GSU) 77-71=148; Damon Stephenson (GSU) 71-77=148; Patrick Sawrey (UNCW) 76-73=149; Davin White (GSU) 77-72=149