Arkansas State 6th after 2nd round of Sun Belt Men’s Golf Championship

Arkansas State 6th after 2nd round of Sun Belt Men’s Golf Championship

With Mystic Creek Golf Club playing to an average of plus-20.67, the Arkansas State men’s golf team totaled 309 (+21) in the second round and is sixth among 12 teams heading into the final round of stroke play at the Sun Belt Conference Championship.

After a first round 302 (+14) Sunday, the Red Wolves followed with a second round +21 to rank sixth with a total of 612 (+35), one stroke ahead of seventh-place Coastal Carolina (+36). The course saw an average of plus-18.75 Sunday, but that score climbed to plus-21.83 Monday. Little Rock holds the 36-hole lead with a total of 600 (+24) with Georgia Southern second at 601 (+25). UT Arlington (+31) is third with Appalachian State (+32) and ULM (+32) tied for fourth. The top four teams following Tuesday’s third round of stroke play advance to match play Wednesday.

Luka Naglic, the individual runner-up in the 2019 SBC Championship, is tied for ninth entering the final round. Naglic posted a second round 3-over par 75 and has totaled 150 (+6), five strokes behind individual leader Logan Pate of Little Rock. A birdie on the last gave Zan Luka Stirn a 4-over 76 and is also tied for ninth at 150 (+6). Julien Sale climbed eight spots to a tie for 24th with a second-round 5-over 77. Adam Thorp is tied for 29th (+12) and Jack Madden is tied for 47th (+18) to round out the Red Wolves individually.

The final round of stroke play Tuesday will determine which four teams advance to match play on Wednesday. A-State will tee of the final round of stroke play on No. 10 tee beginning at 8:30 a.m. The final round will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and live scored via Golfstat. For the latest on A-State men’s golf, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateMGolf), Facebook (/AStateGolf) and Instagram (@astatemensgolf).

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