September 9, 2013

Men's Golf Team Sits In Fourth At Midway Point Of Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate

SIEVERVILLE, Tennessee – ( – The UNG men's golf team opened up play at the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate hosted by Carson-Newman University with an opening round 296 which was good for 4th place out of 18 NCAA Division II schools.  Michael Motz anchored the team score with a three-under par 69 which is good for a tie for second place in the 96-golfer field.

Motz, a transfer from Marquette University, trails tournament leader Clayton Presant of Limestone by just a single shot at the tournament's midway point.  Fellow Peach Belt member Clayton State University holds the team lead with an opening round 286 (-2). 

Queens University of Charlotte (294) is a mere two strokes ahead of UNG while Limestone sits in third at 295 just a single stroke ahead of the Nighthawks.

Aaron George and Nick Green posted identical 75's for North Georgia while Austin Booker rounded out the team scoring with a five-over 77. 

UNG will wrap up play in the 36-hole event tomorrow morning at par 72, 7,032 yard The River Course.