North Carolina State Surges to Commanding Lead After Two Rounds of the V1 Sports General Hackler Championship at Dunes Club

Paced by rounds of 67 from Wolfpack teammates Maximilian Steinlechner and Easton Paxton, North Carolina State (-19) took a commanding 10-stroke lead over North Florida after two rounds of play at the V1 Sports General Hackler Championship, hosted by Coastal Carolina University at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach.


Steinlechner’s second straight day of carding a 5-under round of 67 gave him a two-stroke lead in individual play over North Florida’s Nick Gabrelcik (-8), whose 6-under-par round of 66 was the day’s lowest among all competitors. Defending individual champion Zack Taylor (-6) of Coastal Carolina matched Steinlechner and Paxton with a second-round 67, leaving him within striking distance of claiming back-to-back individual Hackler Championships. Louisville’s John Murphy (-6) joins Taylor and Paxton in third place.

With breezy conditions off the Atlantic Ocean impacting play at The Dunes Club’s seaside Robert Trent Jones design, only North Carolina (-6), Louisville (-3) and Kent State (-2) joined North Carolina State and North Florida in completing 36 holes of play under par.

Final-round tee times begin at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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