Bulldogs make a move at regional

Macon’s Russell Henley had his second straight round of even-par Friday as Georgia moved up the leaderboard at the NCAA’s Southeast Regional in Sorrento, Fla.

Henley, a Stratford product and sophomore with the Bulldogs, started his round with seven straight pars before a birdie. On his second nine, he had two bogeys and a birdie and sits tied for 31st after two rounds.

The Bulldogs finished the round in third place at 11-under-par 557, 12 shots behind Central Florida. The top five teams in the regional after today’s final round advance to the NCAA championship this month in Toledo, Ohio.

Former FPD standout Taylor Floyd, a freshman with Augusta State, is tied for 44th after a round of 2-over 73. Floyd had two birdies and two bogeys in his round but was hurt by a double-bogey. Augusta State is 12th in the team standings at 7 over.

Playing as an individual, Mercer’s Bill Jones III is tied with Floyd at 2 over. His round of 73 included two birdies and four bogeys.

Georgia Tech is playing in the Central Regional and entered the second round tied for second. Play Friday at The Club at Olde Stone in Alvaton, Ky., was stopped by rain throughout the round, with none of the teams finishing.

Tech, whose golfers are on the 10th through 14th holes, is at 10 over for the round, slipping to seventh overall. Washington leads by nine strokes over UCLA, followed by Duke, Ohio State, Louisville and N.C. State.

Cameron Tringale is Georgia tech’s top individual, tied for fifth at even par through 11 holes.

1. UCF 268 277 545

2. Arizona 270 277 547

3. Georgia 282 275 557

4. Charlotte 273 285 558

T5. South Carolina 273 287 560

T5. Kentucky 281 279 560

7. Iowa 283 278 561

8. Georgia State 282 280 562

9. Florida State 277 286 563

10. Georgia Southern 291 281 572

11. Campbell 293 281 574

12. Augusta State 282 293 575

13. Indiana 294 284 578

14. Loyola 284 302 586