Easton Key 2nd after 2nd round of Sun Belt Championship

Saucier, Miss. (AStateRedWolves.com) – Senior Easton Key completed the Sun Belt Conference Men's Golf Championships' second round in second place to lead Arkansas State, which shot a 299 Tuesday at the Grand Bear Golf Club to place it tied for eighth with a combined 601.

Despite cutting three strokes off its first-round total, the Red Wolves dropped two places in the standings after finishing Monday's competition tied for sixth.  A-State is currently tied with Troy and trails seventh-place Louisiana-Monroe by only one stroke.  Sixth-place UL Lafayette holds a six-stroke advantage over the Red Wolves, while Georgia State leads the field with a 576.  UT Arlington is in second place with a 578 and South Alabama third with a 584.

Key carded an opening-round 69 before coming back today with a 71, which gave him a 140 total and moved him from third to second place.  He trails leader Stuart Smallwood of Texas State by four strokes entering tomorrow's third and final round.

Also competing for A-State, Sean Brock is tied for 31st place with a 152 (77-75) and Seth Garner tied for 44th with a 153 (79-74).  Chance Holden and Matthew Loiacano both have a combined 157, which places them tied for 44th.



T8, Arkansas State (302-299--601)

2, Easton Key (69-71--140)

T31, Sean Brock (77-75--152)

T34, Seth Garner (79-74--153)

T44, Chance Holden (78-79--157)

T44, Matthew Loiacano (78-79--157)