Neff and Hodge, who is ranked No. 31, are tied for seventh, shooting identical rounds of 71 and 69 today to finish the marathon day at four-under par. Neff’s play was instrumental in driving the Mocs to the early lead as he is replacing Fredrik Qvicker who is out with a sprained ankle.
Ben Rickett was solid for the Mocs tied for 12th at two-under par 141 (71-70). J.T. Clendenin is tied for 15th at two-under par 142 (70-72), while Derek Rende is tied for 31st at shooting 74-73, 147 (+3).
Neff and Hodge are five shots behind first-place Jonathan Randolph (-9) of Ole Miss. As a team,
The Mocs 280 (-8) in the second round tied for its fifth best round of the year, while the 283 (-5) tied for ninth. The one-over par 73 of Derek Rende which served as the second round drop score ties for the lowest drop score of the season with Rickett’s opening round at the Scenic City Invitational.
“We played well, we played smart,” added Guhne. “It is a great opportunity that lies before us.’
The tournament concludes with 18 holes tomorrow.