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Dorward Tied for 51st at NCAA Regional in Bowling Green | Louisville

Dorward shoots 4-over par on Friday


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — – University of Louisville senior Justin Dorward needed a big scoring day at the NCAA Regional to move up the leaderboard, but didn’t receive it on Friday at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.


U of L's Justin Dorward

Dorward stands in a tie for 51st place overall at 10-over par after the first two rounds.

The day looked promising for the product of Port St. Lucie, Fla., after he recorded pars on the first three holes. He bogeyed the 13th hole and recorded a great birdie on the 15th to play the back nine at even par on a hot and humid afternoon.

“It was pretty solid on the front nine,” said head coach Mark Crabtree. “He had that stretch when he had some bad shots that killed his momentum. It was a little bit of a struggle with all parts of his game. It’s a quality golf course and you have to be on top of his game. He needs to come back tomorrow and see if he can have a better day.”

However, when Dorward made the turn, he left some opportunities on the golf course and could never get going.

After recording a par on the first hole, Dorward would bogey the next three holes and double bogeyed the seventh hole for the second straight day. He would bogey the eighth hole and par the ninth to finish the round at 4-over par.

“I played a little better than yesterday,” said Dorward. “I had a couple of bad breaks as far as hitting the ball into the bunkers. I had some good par saves and my chipping was a little better. I performed very well with my approach shots behind the greens.”

Dorward’s final round will begin on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.

“I just want to go out and improve my score,” said Dorward. “I need to go out and hit fairways and greens. I know I can shoot par out there, but I have to go out there and do it.”

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