ALPHARETTA, Ga. — LSU’s All-American Zach Wright continued his early-season form in the second round at the 10th annual United States Collegiate Championship on Saturday as he broke par with a 1-under par 71, while leading the Tigers to a tie for 12th place.
Wright is tied for 22nd place with a two-day total of even-par 144.
The Tigers cut four shots off of their first-round score with a team total of 5-over par 293 for a total of 14-over 590.
Wake Forest turned its two-shot deficit to start the day into a one-shot lead at 3-under par 285 on Saturday for a 36-hole team score of 7-under 569. Auburn moved up one spot into second place at 6-under par 570.
First-round leader Florida State slipped to third place standings and three shots behind Wake Forest at 4-under par 572. Rounding out the top 5 were East Tennessee State in fourth place at 575 and Clemson and Stanford in a tie for fifth at 579.
Results in fine points
LSU Hosts Alabama on SEC Network : Fresh off of a sweep LSU closes a three-match homestand with Alabama at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maravich Center and live on the SEC Network.
Winners of their last two, and four of the last five overall, the Tigers have regrouped well after a tough start to the season to see the team just one win away from getting to the .500 mark for the first time this season. LSU is currently 8-9 overall and in a tie for third place at 4-2 in the conference.
DOUBLES TEAM ADVANCES: In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, LSU doubles team of Justin Butsch and Tam Trinh advanced in the Southern Regional, after defeating Ole Miss’s Zvonimir Babic and Fabian Fallert 8-6, 6-3.
Along with the success in doubles, LSU’s Gabor Csonka won the Round of 16 consolation match against UAB’s Eric Komati 7-5, 6-2. In the quarterfinals, Csonka defeated Daniel Merker of Southern Miss 6-2, 7-5.
In the singles main draw quarterfinals, LSU’s Simon Freund took the first set over South Alabama’s Tuki Jacobs 6-4, but ultimately fell in the final two sets 7-5, 6-1.
LADY TIGERS ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINAL: In Auburn, Alabama, LSU’s Joana Vale Costa, Jessica Golovin and Skylar Kuykendall advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Southern Regional.
Vale Costa led the way for the Lady Tigers with a 6-2, 6-0 win over South Alabama’s Alexandra Stiteler. The junior will face Andie Daniell of Alabama on Sunday.
Jessica Golovin defeated ULM’s Petra Horakova 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3).
Kuykendall defeated Northwestern State’s Natalya Krutova 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4. She’ll take on Mississippi State’s Anastasia Rentouli.
Two of the doubles teams also advanced to the semifinals.
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Abby Owens and Kuykendall defeated Tulane’s team of Ipek Birol and Sade Atkinson 8-2. Ryann Foster and Golovin also combined to defeat Southern Miss’ Carolin Drescher and Alex Kitchen, 8-5.