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ASU Men's Golf in 6th place after first day of Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate

Pooler, GA (ASU) – The Arkansas State men's golf team shot a combined 579 at the Savannah Quarters Country Club on Monday to finish the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate's opening two rounds in sixth place among 14 teams.

The Red Wolves were led by two players finishing the day among the top-20 leaders and by four players that posted a score under par in one of the two rounds.  ASU shot a 295 that put it in a tie for seventh place after the first round, but cut 15 strokes off that total in the second round to climb into sole possession of sixth place.

A-State's 284 not only tied the third best second-round score of the tournament, it was also the Red Wolves' second lowest round this year. The 15-stroke difference between ASU's first and second rounds is easily its largest improvement between two rounds this year.

Lloyd du Preez shot a 142, including a 3-under par 69, to finish the day a team-best tied for 15th place.  His second-round 69 was his second lowest score this year and the lowest among all ASU golfers competing at the tournament.  Chris Pledger joined du Preez in the top-20 standings, shooting a 144 to finish tied for 17th place.  Pledger posted a second-round 70 to match his second lowest score this season.

Wessel Zwieger shot a team-best 71 for the first 18 holes before coming back to post a second-round 75, leaving him tied for 28th place with a 146.  Cory Williamson is currently tied for 35th place with a 147 and Matt Howton tied for 74th with a 156.

The Red Wolves trail fifth-place Winthrop by just two strokes and are within eight strokes of second-place Wofford College.  Florida Gulf Coast currently leads the field with a 556.  The tournament's third and final round will be played Tuesday.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD1-RD 2--TOTAL)

6, Arkansas State (295-284--579)

T15, Lloyd du Preez (73-69--142)

T17, Chris Pledger (74-70--144)

T28, Wessel Zwiegers (71-75--146)

T35, Cory Williamson (77-70--147)

T74, Matt Howton (77-79--156)

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