By Tim Wing, Communications Staff
Braden Thornberry brought about some buzz during the second round when he hit a hole-in-one on No. 8. The junior from Olive Branch, Mississippi, used his 6-iron on the 193-yard par-3.
Thornberry finished the second round with a 4-under-par 68, moving him into T5 at 5-under-par 139.
Andrew Kozan of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, made a move by shooting the second round’s low score with a 5-under-par 67. Kozan played his first nine holes at 6-under-par, including five birdies and an eagle on No. 18.
“I knew I’d been hitting the ball well the last few weeks, and I came in here expecting a good round today,” Kozan said. “On No. 18, half of my feet were in the bunker and the ball was out, but I made it somehow.”
Kozan also carded an eagle on the par-5, 502-yard No. 7, and sits at T10 at 2-under-par 142.
“I had a nice 5-rion into to about four feet and then made that slider,” Kozan said.
In the Girls Division, Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Georgia, made the biggest jump on the leaderboard after firing a 3-under-par 69. The Georgia-commit moved from T15 to T5 thanks in part to making four birdies on her front nine.
“I hit the ball closer to the hole today,” Tardy said. “Yesterday I got a lot of bad breaks, but today was a lot better and I had better course management. The pins were on slopes, so if you knew how to play it then you could funnel the ball down really close, and that’s what I did today.”