Garner Leading Red Wolves at A-State Fall Beach Classic

Garner Leading Red Wolves at A-State Fall Beach Classic

GULF SHORES, Ala. ( – Arkansas State junior Seth Garner completed the A-State Fall Beach Classic's first two rounds tied for second place Monday, leading the Red Wolves' men's golf team to a tie for third place through the two-day tournament's first 36 holes of competition at the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.

Garner recorded a combined 144, which included a season-best 71 for the opening 18 holes, and stands just two strokes behind leader Baxter Ward of Stephen F. Austin.  He was one of six A-State players to complete the first day among the top 25 individual leaders.

The Red Wolves began the tournament by posting a first-round 303 and followed with a 304, giving it a two-round 607 total that leaves it tied with New Orleans and 12 strokes behind second-place UALR.  Stephen F. Austin leads the eight-team field with a combined 592.

Joining Garner in the top 25 for A-State was Oswin Schlenkrich (T8th), Alex Hewitt (T14th), Tanner Napier (T17th), Petter Salqvist (T24th) and Albert Arribas (T24th).  Schlenkrich shot a 149 and was followed by?Hewitt with a 152, Napier with a 153 and Salqvist and Arribas with a 155.

Also competing for Arkansas State, Trent Jones and Christian Helmbold both stand tied for 29th with a 156 and Matthew Loiacano tied for 33rd with a 158.  Schlenkrich, Hewitt, Arribas and Helmbold are participating as individuals.

The A-State Fall Beach Classic, being hosted by the Red Wolves for the third straight year, will conclude Tuesday with the third and final round.

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

T3, Arkansas State (303-304--607)

T2, Seth Garner (71-73--144)

T8, *Oswin Schlenkrich (76-73--149)

T14, *Alex Hewitt (74-78--152)

T17, Tanner Napier (75-78--153)

T24, Petter Salqvist (77-78--155)

T24, *Albert Arribas (78-77--155)

T29, Trent Jones (81-75--156)

T29, *Christian Helmbold (74-82--156)

T33, Matthew Loiacano (80-78--158)