UT Martin's Richardson in contention at NCAA Golf Regional
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 17, 2017,
May 17, 2017, 11:43
It eclipsed his previous best score of 66 this year, and beat by two shots the Tech record for a single individual round NCAA regional, Matt Kuchar's opening 64 in 1998 at Daufuskie Island, S.C. Kuest followed up with a score of +1 on the back nine to shoot -1 for the day.
Each site will feature 18 teams and six individuals, with the top-five teams from each site and the low individual not on a qualifying team advancing to the NCAA Championship.
Arkansas is 12 shots out of fifth place, where No. 7 OR and No. 29 Northwestern are tied at 12-over.
Augusta shot 2-over par (290) on Tuesday, guided by senior Emmanuel Kountakis' team-best 70 (-2).
Auburn has a five-shot cushion ahead of No. 8 IL, who is in sixth. "I felt we gave away a couple of shots at No. 8 today, but it's a very tough golf course". The final round is Wednesday. His two-day total of 136 (four under par) is T5. Through 36 holes, Vanderbilt (-12), Lipscomb (-4), Clemson (-4), UCF (-4) and Kennesaw State (-1) sit atop the team leaderboard while Troy's Cam Norman (-4) is the top ranked individual not on the aforementioned five teams. "Any time you get double-digit wind out here and the hole locations we see in tournaments, the golf course can defend par nearly as good as any".
The Tigers trail Vanderbilt, which leads the tournament with a 12-under-par 564. Carson Young, a senior who is now No. 36 overall, wrapped up Tuesday at even par 72.
"This golf course can really screw with your mind".
After making par on the par-3 fifth, Wallace double-bogeyed the par-5 sixth and bogeyed the par-4 seventh, dropping back to 4-under. No. 18 Virginia is in third at 4-over, followed by OR and Northwestern, Kentucky (13-over), Jacksonville (18-over) and the Razorbacks.
"We kind of had a mediocre round today", BYU head coach Bruce Brockbank said. We just need to get off to a good start and see what happens. Play at the Aldarra Golf Club will conclude tomorrow with the Miners beginning to tee off 9:25 a.m. MT.