KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina – The Ole Miss men’s golf team finished a long day of play at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate in second place in the team standings, with the Rebels recording a score of 551 (-17) in two rounds to head into Sunday’s final round in the title hunt.

The Rebels currently rank first in the field in total birdies, having recorded 43 on Day 1 at the Irish Creek Club. Ole Miss also ranks second in the day’s par-4 (-3) and par-5 (-16) scores.

Jackson Suber leads the way for the Rebels individually, as the senior’s two-round total of 136 (-6) puts him tied for third. Suber’s first round of play proved to be his best of the day, with Suber totaling seven of his 11 birdies to end the first round with a 66 (-5), nearly matching his season-best round of 65 from of his sixth place at the Bénédictions Collégiale in the fall. Suber ranks third from the field in total birdies.

Second year Brett Schell also saw success for the Rebels, with their solid run in the second half of the day with Schell recording a 67 (-4) in the second round to close out their Saturday four-under and tied for eighth. Schell matched Suber’s 11 birdies that day, while going second in the field with a par-5 (-5).

To also settle in the top 20 before the last day at Irish Creek was Sarut Vongchaisit, as Vongchaisit’s day would end with him shooting under par in his two rounds to sit tied for 16th overall at three under (70-69–139). Vongchaisit has now finished par or better in 13 of his previous 14 rounds played this season, holding a 70.53 stroke average on the year so far, which ranks him second among all Rebels for 2021 -22.

After recording a 140 (-2) on the day, Evan Brown is the fourth Rebel of the day to finish under par with Brown sitting tied for 21st. Brown collected a total of nine birdies over his two rounds at Kannapolis, while shooting four under on par-5s that day.

Currently tied for 60th individually, Jack Gnam rounds out the Rebels roster the day after recording rounds of 76 (+5) and 70 (-1) on Saturday. Gnam’s second-round score of 70 would consist of five birdies in total, all of which came in his first nine of the round.

Charlotte currently tops the team standings with a score of 548 (-20), putting Ole Miss behind by just three strokes going into Sunday’s final round of play.

T3. Jackson Suber: 66-70–136 (-6)
T8. Brett Schell: 71-67–138 (-4)
T16. Sarut Vongchaisit: 70-69–139 (-3)
T21. Evan Brown: 68-72–140 (-2)
T60. Jack Gnam: 76-70–146 (+4)
*T26. Kye meeks: 69-72–141 (-1)

* competition as an individual

1.Charlotte: 276-272–548 (-20)

2. Olé Miss: 275-276–551 (-17)
3.VCU: 287-271-558 (-10)
4.Davidson: 287-273–560 (–8)
T5. Dayton: 284-279–563 (-5)
T5. Lip Comb: 278-285–563 (-5)
7. Jacksonville: 284-281-565 (-3)
8. High point: 289-280–569 (+1)
T9. James Madison: 287-283–570 (+2)
T9. Appalachian State: 285-285–570 (+2)
11. Elon: 294-282–576 (+8)
12. East Carolina: 291-286–577 (+9)
13. Dartmouth: 283-295–578 (+10)
14.Richmond: 304-280–584 (+16)
15. Marshal: 299-295–594 (+26)