LUBBOCK, Texas — Behind three-under par rounds of 68 by senior Grady Brame and sophomore Paul Obermann, the Southeastern Louisiana men’s golf team climbed into a tie for fifth place on day two of the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Friday afternoon at The Rawls Course.
After action was delayed by rain for four-and-a-half hours, the Lions climbed up four places after carding a five-under par 279 — the second-lowest round of the day.
Southeastern’s two-round score of four-under par 564 has it tied with Louisville for fifth place. Houston sits in fourth place three strokes lower than SLU and UL, while Auburn is a stroke behind in seventh place.
After two days, host Texas Tech holds the lead at 16-under par, holding a three-stroke lead over Texas. California’s K.K. Limbhasut sits atop the individual standings with an eight-under par 134.
With his second straight sub-par round, Brame is in contention for individual medalist honors, sitting in a tie for fourth place with a five-under par 137. Obermann made a big move up the standings with Friday’s performance, sitting in a tie for 17th place with a two-under par 140.
Junior Eamon Bradley also helped SLU with an even-par 71 on Friday and sits in a tie for 34th with a one-over par two-round score. Rounding out the Lion lineup are sophomore James Anstiss (+2, T42nd) and junior Lawrence Allan (+9, T67th).
Southeastern will be teamed with Louisville and Houston for Saturday’s final round and the group will tee-off at 7:50 a.m.
Chapel Hill regional
McNEESE STATE MOVES TO NINTH: In Chapel Hill, N.C., McNeese State shot 12 strokes better than Thursday’s first round and scored the day’s second-lowest team total of all 13 squads with a 4-under 284 at the UNC Finley Golf Course.
That puts the Cowboys alone in ninth place with a tournament score of 4-over and only seven strokes behind Kennesaw State and Florida, who are tied in fourth place at 3-under.
McNeese’s 284 on Friday was only bettered by first place Stanford’s 275. It is also the third-lowest round of the entire tournament.
The Cowboys had four of their five players shoot par or better on the day, led by freshman Andreas Krokeide, who rebounded from a 7-over 79 on Thursday to shoot a 4-under 68 on Friday.
Bob MacIntyre, Martin Eriksson and Tyler Terry all shot even-par 72s, while Ragnar Gardarsson was 2-over with a 74.
Stanford tops the team leaderboard at 11-under with a 565. The Cardinal shot a 275 on Friday after scoring a 290 in the opening round. Charlotte, which blistered the course on Thursday with a 13-under 275, shot 3-over is in second with a tournament score of 10-under. Florida State (-6), Kennesaw State (-3) and Florida (-3) round out the top five.
J.T. Poston, playing as an individual from Western Carolina, tops the individual leaderboard with an 8-under 136 after shooting back-to-back rounds of 68.
Saturday’s final round will see the Cowboys paired with North Carolina and Georgia Regents-Augusta. The three teams will tee off at 6:30 a.m. and will start on hole No. 10.