Best round in three years lifts UTSA into sixth place after opening day of Louisiana Classics
LAFAYETTE, La. — Bolstered by a five-under-par 283 in the second round, the UTSA men's golf team is in sixth place after the first day of the Louisiana Classics, which teed off on Monday at Oakbourne Country Club (par 72/7,098 yards).
After a one-hour fog delay, the Roadrunners opened the 54-hole event with a 299, but they bounced back with their best round to par in three years in the afternoon.
Behind a two-under 70 from J.J. Lindsey and 71s from Bryce Alley, Garrison Lackey and Ryan Werre, UTSA vaulted from a tie for ninth into sixth. The Birds' five-under 283, the fourth-best card in round two, was their lowest score to par since a six-under 282 in the first round of the 2011 Rice Intercollegiate.
The Roadrunners are at six-over 582 with 18 holes remaining for the 12-team field. No. 9 Illinois leads the pack at 27-under 549 (279-270) behind individual leader Brian Campbell's nine-under 69-66—135. No. 33 LSU (562), host Louisiana-Lafayette (567), Louisiana Tech (573) and Tulsa (574) round out the top five. UTSA is just ahead of No. 47 New Mexico State and eight strokes in front of Texas State and Illinois State (590).
Individually, Lindsey (76-70—146) and Werre (75-71—146) are tied for 29th, while Alley (76-71—147) and Brett Hogan (72-75—147) are one shot back in a tie for 36th. Lackey is 57th (81-71—152) and Reed Stegall, playing as an individual, is tied for 64th (79-76—155).
The final round is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.