VICTORIA — Juniors Taylor Koser and Stanton Tondre fired sub-par rounds on Monday to highlight UTSA’s second-round of play at the Jim West Intercollegiate.
Koser, a Rice Lake, Wis., native, posted a career-best two-under-par 70 and is tied for 25th at 148 (78-70) with 36 holes remaining. He birdied the first four holes on the front nine en route to a two-under 34 and recorded par on each hole on the back in bettering his previous UTSA best of 71 at the 2010 Aggie Invitational.
Tondre, a Medina Valley High product, moved from 21st place into a tie for 16th at one-over 145 (74-71) after matching his season best round of 71 first registered at October's Lone Star Invitational. The Odessa College transfer birdied a pair of holes on the front nine and wrote down an eagle three on the par-five 13th hole.
Sophomore Ryan Werre fell from a tie for seventh to 42nd after struggling to an 80 on Monday, while redshirt freshman Martin Board is tied for 47th at 152 (77-75). Junior Mitchell Griffin is in 66th (162=83-79) and freshman Reed Stegall, competing as an individual, is in 63rd (159=73-86).
The Roadrunners turned in a 295 to better their 300 from Sunday and are in ninth place at 595, two strokes ahead of Nicholls (597), three in front of Houston Baptist (598) and 16 better than McNeese State (611). Future Western Athletic Conference opponent Idaho leads the field at 572 (292-280), followed by Sam Houston State (577), Stephen F. Austin (580), Texas State (581) and UTEP (582). Idaho’s Jared Bossio (136=70-66) holds a one-shot lead over Stephen F. Austin's Mitchell McLeroy (137=67-70).
The third and final round tees off at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.