MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (4/25/16) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team climbed two spots in the Sun Belt Conference Championship standings Monday, moving up to second place after shooting a second-round 278 that is currently the lowest single-round score of the tournament among all 11 competing teams.
The Red Wolves finished yesterday’s opening round in fourth place with a 289 posted at the Raven Golf Club, but moved past Troy and Texas State today by matching their fourth-lowest score of the season. A-State, which has combined 1-under-par 567 total, will enter Tuesday’s third round six strokes behind first-place Georgia State.
The Sun Belt Conference Championship will feature one more round of stroke play tomorrow, and the top four teams in the standings will advance to match play Wednesday. Currently following Georgia State (561) and A-State (567) in the standings are Texas State (569) and Troy (572). UT Arlington stands fifth with a 575.
The Red Wolves saw three players lower their score in the second round to improve their individual standing, including Andrew Huseman with a season-tying 66. Following his first-round 75, the sophomore moved all the way from 32nd place to tied for 10th with a combined 141.
Although sophomore Tanner Napier dropped from fifth into a tie for seventh place, he still leads Arkansas State with a 140 total. He posted a 2-under 69 for the initial round before coming back to shoot an even-par 71 for the second 18 holes.
Senior Oswin Schlenkrich is tied for 10th place with four other players, including Huseman, after cutting three strokes off his first-round score with a 69 today. His second-round score helped him jump four places in the standings.
Another A-State senior, Seth Garner, is tied for 28th place with a 147. He shot a 73 and 74 for the first and second rounds, respectively, and was only one stroke away from ending today’s play among the top-25 leaders.
Joel Wendin also improved his score from a 79 for the first round to a 72 for the second as he moved up eight spots to tied for 42nd place with a 151.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--TOTAL)
2, Arkansas State (289-278—567)
T7, Tanner Napier (69-71—140)
T10, Andrew Huseman (75-66—141)
T10, Oswin Schlenkrich (72-69—141)
T28, Seth Garner (73-74—147)
T42, Joel Wendin (79-72—151)