A-State Begins Competition at Old Waverly Championship

WEST POINT, Miss. (ASU) — The Arkansas State men's golf team is tied for 14th place at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship after completing the 54-hole tournament's first two rounds Monday with a combined 624.

The Red Wolves shot a 315 in the first round before coming back to cut six strokes off that total in the afternoon round, leaving them seven strokes behind 13th-place Middle Tennessee.  Mississippi State leads the 14-team field with a 575, while UAB is second with a 576 and South Alabama third with a 582.

Four of A-State's five competing players posted their best score of the day in the second round, including Wessel Zwiegers with a 75 that was the lowest total of the day by an ASU golfer.  Zwiegers ended the first two rounds a team-best tied for 51st place, also shooting a 79 for the first 18 holes to give him a combined 154 score.

Following Zwiegers for the Red Wolves, Chance Holden is tied for 60th place (79-77--156), Matt Howton tied for 64th (80-78--158), Seth Garner tied for 67th (80-79--159) and Christian Helmbold tied for 71st (77-83--160).

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


Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--TOTAL)

14, Arkansas State (315-309--624)

T51, Wessel Zwiegers (79-75--154)

T60, Chance Holden (79-77--156)

T64, Matt Howton (80-78--158)

T67, Seth Garner (80-79--159)

T71, Christian Helmbold (77-83--160)