A-State Men’s Golf Tied for Fourth Place at Memphis Intercollegiate

A-State Men’s Golf Tied for Fourth Place at Memphis Intercollegiate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (astateredwolves.com) – Led by freshmen Tanner Napier and Petter Salqvist, the Arkansas State men's golf team completed the Memphis Intercollegiate's first two rounds of competition Monday at the Colonial Country Club tied for fourth place among 13 teams with a combined 585.

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.