The Red Wolves shot a first-round 288 that placed it tied for sixth, but cut nine strokes off that total for the second 18 holes to climb two places into a tie for fourth place with Southern Miss. Five of A-State's six competing players improved their score in the second round, including Napier with a team-best 71.
The Red Wolves finished the day two strokes ahead of Western Kentucky and Belmont, and they also lead Louisiana-Lafayette, Cincinnati, UALR, Lipscomb, Toledo and Middle Tennessee. Host school Memphis currently leads the field with a 575, while Louisiana Tech stands second with a 576 and Mississippi State third with a 577.
Napier is currently tied for 10th place with a combined 144 to lead the Red Wolves. He opened play with a 73 before shooting a 71 to end the day even par. Salqvist joined Napier among the top-25 leaders, posting a 147 to put him in a tie for 21st place. He carded an opening-round 75 and followed with a 72 for the second 18 holes.
Also competing for A-State, Matthew Loiacano is tied for 28th place with a 148 (75-73), Seth?Garner tied for 34th with a 149 (74-75), Oswin Schlenkrich tied for 65th with a 156 (84-72) and Trent Jones tied for 70th with a 159 (80-79). ?Jones is competing as an individual.
The Memphis Intercollegiate's third and final round will be played Tuesday.