SAN ANTONIO — Senior Stanton Tondre is tied for fifth place and the UTSA men’s golf team is in fourth after day two of the fourth annual Lone Star Invitational, which is being played at the Hill Country Resort Golf Course (par 72/6,931 yards).
A day after firing a two-under-par 70, Tondre turned in a two-over 74 on Monday and he is in a five-way tie for fifth place with 18 holes remaining. That quintet is chasing 36-hole leader Rodolfo Cazaubon of North Texas, who followed a four-under 68 with a 70 to give himself a four-shot lead ahead of Central Arkansas' Pep Angles (142=69-73).
The Roadrunners entered the day in third place and remained in the thick of a tight leaderboard that has the top nine teams under 600 for the first two days.
UTSA registered a 299 and is at 13-over 589, four strokes behind third-place Central Arkansas (585). North Texas leads at 579 (284-295), while Denver is second at 582 (287-295). Houston is two shots behind UTSA for fifth, followed by Texas State (592), Sacramento State (594), Arizona (597) and Southern Mississippi (598).
“We’re pleased to be in the final group of teams for tomorrow’s final round,” head coach John Knauer said. “It’s always nice to compete well at your home event in front of fans and families. We’re looking forward to playing well tomorrow.”
Junior Ryan Werre carded a one-over 73 that was highlighted by a trio of birdies, including one on each of his final two holes. The Redcliff, Alberta, native is tied for 14th at three-over 147, as is freshman teammate and Calgary, Alberta, product Brett Hogan, who posted a four-over 76 on Monday. Senior Taylor Koser provided the other score toward the team total, matching Hogan’s 76, and he is tied for 66th (158). Sophomore Garrison Lackey is tied for 64th (75-82—157).
UTSA also boasts the top performer among the nine individuals playing in the 84-man field. Freshman J.J. Lindsey equaled his opening-round 72 on Monday and is tied for fifth at even-par 144. Sophomore Reed Stegall is tied for 66th (158=80-78).
The final round gets underway with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.