For the first time in its history, the tournament, usually scheduled in the spring, has been moved to the fall to draw a better field. With eleven of the top 25 ranked players in the world participating compared to only four last year, changing the tournament date has certainly made a tremendous difference.
Despite the fact that former Wake Forest golfer Len Mattiace is playing overseas this week and Scott Hoch is unable to play due to an injury, Haas and Andrade were enough to bring out a number of Demon Deacon fans today. Wake Forest hats could be found scattered around the gallery and fans screamed "Go Deacs" to Andrade as he made his way down the fairway at the 14th hole.
While neither player is at the top of the leaderboard, both finished in red figures with Haas at 3 under par and Andrade at 1 under. Both are in line to make the cut, but must continue to post strong scores tomorrow to ensure they will be able to stick around for the weekend. If Haas or Andrade can find a way to climb up the leaderboard, there very well may be a strong Deacon contingent to cheer on their golfers in Sunday's final round.