MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AStateRedWolves.com) – The Arkansas State men's golf team put together its best back-to-back rounds this spring to begin play at the Memphis Intercollegiate, ending the two-day tournament's first 36 holes Monday with a combined 589 to place it tied for third among 15 teams.
The Red Wolves stood tied for fourth after recording an opening-round 295 at the Colonial Country Club, and then cut one stroke off that total in the following round to climb one place in the standings. A-State is currently tied with Cincinnati and just two strokes behind second-place South Alabama, while Memphis leads the field with a 576.
The Red Wolves have three players among the top-20 individual leaders, including Easton Key, Seth Garner and Chance Holden. Key is tied for second after posting a combined 142, which leaves him just two strokes behind leader Cory Gaylord of Memphis. He began play with a 72 and followed with a 70 that was the lowest single-round score of the day by an A-State player.
Following Key, Garner is tied for fifth with a 145 (71-74) and Holden tied for 17th with a 148 (75-73). Garner's first-round 71 matched his lowest score of the season. Also competing for the Red Wolves, Sean Brock is tied for 40th place with a 154 (77-77), Christian Helmbold tied for 50th with a 156 (79-77) and Matthew Loiacano tied for 61st with a 157 (80-77).
The Memphis Intercollegiate' s third and final round will be played Tuesday.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--TOTAL)
T3, Arkansas State (295-294--589)
T2, Easton Key (72-70--142)
T5, Seth Garner (71-74--145)
T17, Chance Holden (75-73--148)
T40, Sean Brock (77-77--154)
T50, *Christian Helmbold (79-77--156)