AWENDAW, S.C. -- Senior Alex Smalley fired a second-round 68 and the fourth-ranked Duke men’s golf team sits in ninth place at the Hootie at Bulls Bay with 18 holes remaining on Tuesday.
Smalley is tied for seventh through 36 holes at four-under par, six back of the lead, while the Blue Devils posted a 293 as a team on the par-72 Bulls Bay Golf Club. Tuesday’s final round is underway at 8 a.m.
College of Charleston leads the 15-team event at 14-under, followed by Kent State (-12), No. 20 South Carolina (-11), No. 36 Kansas (-7) and No. 41 West Virginia (-2) to round out the top five. Kansas’ Charlie Hillier tops the individual leaderboard at 10-under.
On the heels of Sunday’s 69, sophomore Adrien Pendaries carded an even-par 72 on Monday and is tied for 12th at three-under par heading to Tuesday.
Smalley began his Monday round on the 10th and birdied two of the first four holes, but bogeyed No. 16 (his seventh hole) and No. 18 (his ninth) to turn in even par. The senior from Wake Forest, N.C., bounced back and closed his round with birdies on Nos. 2, 4, 6 and 9 to post his four-under 68.
Pendaries balanced two birdies and two bogeys on each side, closing his round with a birdie on No. 9 (his 18th hole) to post the even-par 72. Freshman Quinn Riley and junior Steven DiLisio each posted rounds of 77 on Monday, while junior Chandler Eaton shot 76.
Riley is tied for 51st at four-over with DiLisio and Eaton tied for 65th at eight-over par.
Duke begins Tuesday’s final round at 8 a.m. ET off the 10th tee.