WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Miami University golf team moved up three places to eighth after the second round of the Middleburg Collegiate Intercollegiate on Monday. The RedHawks had a team score of six-over par 286, a 12-shot improvement over their first round score on Monday. Overall, Miami is at 24-over par and only seven shots out of third place. Texas Tech, which is ranked 50th in the country, leads the tournament at six-over par.

"I was pleased with the way we performed today," said head coach Zac Zedrick. "It got a little scattered for us in the middle of the round, but we hung in and managed to pick up some some shots against par coming in. It was the kind of grit and moxie we are capable of competeing with every day, stepping up when there is some adversity."

All five RedHawks had strong rounds on Monday. The best round of the day belonged to junior Scott Cahill. He shot a season-low round of one-under par 69. Cahill is tied for eighth individually at two-over par, only six shots out of the lead.

Senior Mark MacDonald and sophomore Jack Sparling each had rounds of two-over par 72 on Monday. MacDonald is tied for 20th overall at five-over par, while Sparling is tied for 38th at seven-over par. Junior Brantley Kushner and sophomore Bud Radis each recorded rounds of 73. Kushner is tied for 52nd at 10-over par, while Radis is tied for 70th at 12-over par.

Weather permitting, the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate concludes with the third round on Tuesday. The forecast calls for highs in the low 50s with snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon.

"The conditions will likely be difficult tomorrow," said Zedrick. "However, I know we'll show up and be ready for anything."