Hawkins tied for 26th after day two of NCAA Super Regional

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. — Tusculum College senior Brad Hawkins shot a 78 Tuesday and is tied for 26th place after two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Division II South/Southeast Super Regional Men’s Golf Championship.

The three-day, 54-hole championship is being held at the par-72, 6,928-yard Mission Inn Resort. There are 20 teams and 108 players competing in this week’s tournament.

Hawkins, who is playing as an individual competitor, is at six-over-par 148 through 36 holes, tied for the second best score among the eight individuals in the tournament.

Hawkins, a senior from Knoxville, Tennessee, was tied for seventh after shooting a 70 in the opening round, and started his second round on the 10th tee. Hawkins finished four-over-par on the back nine, including a birdie on the 14th hole, then added birdies on holes 1 and 6 while shooting two-over-par on the front nine.

The top five teams and the top two student-athletes not with a team from each regional (regardless of region) will advance to the NCAA National Championship, May 17-21, at Green Valley Ranch in Denver, Colorado.

Hawkins, the 2016 SAC Player of the Year, will begin his third and final round on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. which will be a shotgun start due to the forecast of inclement weather.

Hawkins is the sixth Pioneer in program history to earn an individual berth in the NCAA Regional. He played in last year’s regional in Dade City, Florida with the Pioneers who earned a team bid to the 2015 NCAA postseason.

BY TUSCULUM

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