April 22, 2014
SAUCIER, Mississippi - UT Arlington is within two shots of Georgia State after Tuesday's second round at the Sun Belt Conference Championship.
The Mavericks shot a 4-over-par 292 at Grand Bear Golf Course, falling into second place after opening the round with a two-shot advantage over Georgia State. The Championship concludes Wednesday, with the Mavericks, Georgia State and South Alabama teeing off together at 8:15 a.m.
"We have not played our best golf yet," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said. "I expect us to respond to the opportunity tomorrow. We will be rested and ready."
Joss Gosling leads the UTA contingent with a two-day total of 141 after shooting a 1-under 71 on Tuesday. Gosling is tied for third, trailing Texas State's Stuart Smallwood by five shots and Arkansas State's Easton Key by a stroke.
Brad Mason is 2-over-par overall after shooting 2-over 74. Mason is tied for ninth with teammate Jake Argento, who shot a 75 in Round 2. Cash Wilkerson (T13, 149) and Zach Galliford (T22, 149) round out UTA's five-man squad.
"We grinded out a 292 today," UT Arlington said. "Cash was battling a sore back, but fought through it. Joss kept us in the day with his 71. Brad and Cash shot 74s, and both easily could have been under par. Zach Galliford made two doubles late. He also could have shot under par."
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