Power leads Wake Forest revival at the Battle at Briar’s Creek

John Craven

Mark Power - Image by Wake Forest Men's Golf Team

Mark Power top-scored for the Wake Forest men’s golf team as the Demon Deacons improved into fifth place when play was suspended at the Battle at Briar’s Creek.

The Kilkenny senior sits in a share of fifth place on the individual leaderboard on three-under par, two shots back of the lead and with just three holes to play of his second round.

Power was tied for the lead after the opening round having fired seven birdies, including a hat-trick from the seventh hole, with the former Walker Cup player getting to four-under par before dropping a shot at the par-5 18th.

Power will hope to hit the ground running on Tuesday in order to forget about a 15th hole bogey recorded right before play was suspended in round two as he looks to make a push at the individual title.

As a team, Wake Forest are just eight strokes off the lead and climbing.

“We have a couple holes to play and can still pick up a few birdies,” said Head Coach Jerry Haas.

“We will be in the same group starting shotgun tomorrow at 8:30. We are making lots of birdies but need to clean it up a little bit. We are looking forward to tomorrow’s last round.”

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