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Charlotte 49ers in 13th at NCAA golf championship

Duke's Jake Shuman walks onto the 10th green during the first round  of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, May 29, 2015.
Duke's Jake Shuman walks onto the 10th green during the first round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday, May 29, 2015. AP

The Charlotte 49ers moved up three spots after Saturday’s second day of play at the NCAA golf championship, landing in 13th place behind Seth Gandy’s 1-under 71.

The 49ers begin Sunday’s third round at 1:40 p.m., paired with Oregon and Texas starting on hole No. 10.

Charlotte is 17 over par for the first two days, 19 behind leader Southern California.

South Carolina (tied for 20th), Duke (25th) and Clemson (30th) were in danger of missing the cut, which will come after Sunday’s round and will protect the top 15 teams.

Gandy started round two the same way as Friday’s opening round with a birdie, this time on the par-four No. 1. Another birdie on the par-three No. 4 with a pair of pars on both sides sent him to 2-under through six. After a step back on the 606-yard par five No. 7, two more pars ended his opening nine at 1-under 35.

The left-hander kept rolling on the back nine with two straight birdies to sit 3-under for the day through 12. Gandy’s final stumble was back-to-back bogies on the par-three No. 14 and par-four No. 15 before closing out with three pars. Gandy is at 2-over 146 after two days of play.

Victor Wiggins bounced back nicely on Saturday with an even-par 72.

Riley Davenport five straight pars to end the round sent him to the clubhouse with a 74 (+2) sitting at even par 144 for the event. He was in 17th place after round 2 concluded.

As a team, the 49ers played seven of the first nine holes at even par or better. Four of the five birdied the 580-yard, par-five No. 3.

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