Red Storm beats out Boise State in field of 18 heading into final round.
Ryan McCormick leads the way tied for 25th overall.
Red Storm to join 17 teams on home course of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship.
Obe Ayton led the way after tying for 30th overall.
Ryan McCormick and Obe Ayton tied for 24th overall after round two.
Ryan McCormick discusses the upcoming Big Five Invitational
As a junior in 2012-13: Competed in all 11 events with a team-best final stroke average of 73.42...best finish was a tie for fourth at the Wolfpack Spring Open where he carded a 68-74--142 in the field of 78...recorded four other top 10 finishes...finished sixth at the BIG EAST Championships with a 73-71-71--215 to earn his second consecutive All-BIG EAST selection...named PING Northeast All-Region, Red Storm MVP, and a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar...member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a sophomore in 2011-12:Played in all 11 events as a sophomore ... second on the team with a 73.63 average ... had three top-10 finishes on the year, second-most on the team ... top finish came at the Wildcat Invitational where he placed second ... posted 10 rounds at or below par ... was the team's top finisher at the BIG EAST Championship (T7) ... posted career lows of 68(-4) in the second round of the Kiawah Intercollegiate (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) and the first round of the Caribbean Intercollegiate (March 5-7) ... strong starter who posted a 73.45 average in the first round of tournaments ... had one of the greatest summers in NY/NJ history in 2012, winning the NYC Amateur the New Jersey Amateur and the Metropolitan Amateur ... also placed second at the 2012 Metropolitan Open ... won the 2012 U.S. Open qualifier at Wheatley Hills and advanced to sectionals for the first time ... caddied for his father Mark in the first two rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open.
As a freshman in 2010-11:Played in 10 events for the Red Storm, recording two top-10 finishes ... tied for ninth in second collegiate event at the Hartford Hawk Invitational (Sept. 27-28) with a 74-74--148 (+4) ... tied for tenth at the Mission Inn Intercollegiate (Oct. 22-24) with a 73-76--149 (+9) ... was tied for the lead after the first two rounds of the Folino Invitational (March 21-22) before travel conflicts forced team to withdraw ... named to 2010-11 BIG EAST All-Academic team.
At Mater Dei:Four-year golf team captain at Mater Dei High School ... considered one of New Jersey's top junior golfers over the past three years ... was ranked as the No. 1 New Jersey junior golfer in the Polo Junior Golf and Golfweek rankings from August of 2008 through the spring of 2010 ... won the 2008 AJGA Medicus Preseason Junior at Rochester ... qualified for match play in the 2009 U.S. Junior.
Personal:Born in West Long Branch, N.J. ... son of Mark and Linda Anne McCormick ... has a younger brother, Mark ... father Mark is golf professional at Suburban Golf Club ... expects to major in sports management.
St. John's Career Low: 67 (two times, last on 10/14/13 at Temple Invitational Rd. 3)
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