ASU men's golf tees off spring season at Rice Intercollegiate

HOUSTON, Texas ( — The Arkansas State men's golf team began its 2013 spring schedule Monday, shooting a combined 604 at the Westwood Golf Club to finish the Rice Intercollegiate's opening two rounds tied for 11th place among 14 teams.

Led by senior Wessel Zwiegers' first-round 73, the Red Wolves completed the opening 18 holes with a 303 to place them tied for 11th.  Freshman Seth Garner shot a team and personal season-best 73 for the next 18 holes as A-State cut two strokes off its first-round score, but was unable to move up in the standings.

Garner carded a 76 for the first round and completed the initial 36 holes with a combined 149, ending the day tied for 38th place to lead the Red Wolves.  Zwiegers and fellow senior Matt Howton both shot a 151 and are tied for 44th place.  Zwiegers followed up his 73 with a 78, while Howton posted a 76 and 75 for the first and second rounds, respectively.

A-State Chance Holden, a junior, is tied for 60th place after posting a 154 (79-75) and is followed by junior Easton key in 77th place with a 162 (78-84).

The Red Wolves are tied with Texas-Pan American and trail 10th-place Louisiana-Monroe by only one stroke and ninth-place McNeese State by just five.  Florida Atlantic leads the field with a 572, while UTSA is second with a 577 and host-school Rice is third with a 580.

The Rice Intercollegiate's third and final round will be played Tuesday.



T11, Arkansas State (303-301--604)

T38, Seth Garner (76-73--149)

T44, Wessel Zwiegers (73-78--151)

T44, Matt Howton (76-75--151)

T60, Chance Holden (79-75--154)

77, Easton Key (78-84--162)