McKINNEY — Sophomore Ryan Werre moved into a tie for fifth place after posting Tuesday's top score and UTSA remained in eighth place after two rounds of play at the Southland Conference Championship, which is being played at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (par 72/7,346 yards).
Werre carded a one-under-par 71 to fight back from his five-over 77 in the opening round on Monday and he jumped into a three-way tie for fifth place at four-over 148. The Redcliff, Alberta, native’s round matched individual leader Central Arkansas’ Antonio Costa with the low round of the day and he sits five shots back with 18 holes remaining. Werre, who placed third last year with a two-under 214, played the back nine first and turned in a 38 before posting three birdies on the front en route to a three-under 33.
Taylor Koser and Stanton Tondre are tied for 34th at 158, while
freshmen Reed Stegall and Martin Board are in 41st (161) and 44th (163),
The Roadrunners remained in eighth place in the team standings after turning in a 315. Their 36-hole tally of 622 is seven shots ahead of Nicholls (629) and eight in front of McNeese State (630). Meanwhile, they trail Sam Houston State (615) and Southeastern Louisiana (614) by less than 10 shots. Central Arkansas holds the lead at 591, followed by Lamar (598), UT Arlington (600), Stephen F. Austin (601) and Texas State (608).
The final round will tee off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.