MG: Mavs moved up to second at WAC Championships
April 30, 2013
Club Glove WAC Men's Golf Championship
Rio Secco Golf Club
HENDERSON, Nevada - With two Mavericks in the top 10, UT Arlington moved into a second-place tie Tuesday after two rounds of the Western Athletic Conference men's golf championships. The Mavericks shot a 19-over par 307 at the Rio Secco Golf Club.
New Mexico State continues to lead after the second round of the WAC Men's Golf Championship. The Aggies followed up yesterday's 286 with a 298 in continuous 15-to-20 mph winds. UT Arlington is 17 shots back of New Mexico State.
"This tournament is not over," UT Arlington coach Jay Rees said, noting that winds during the third round should reach 20-25 mph. "We need a great day with very few mistakes. We counted five more double-bogeys today.
"It's frustrating, but it's the facts. If we prove we can play a mistake-free round, we can still win the championship. We are proud to have the chance to play with New Mexico State for the WAC championship."
Hunter Brown was among several Mavericks making moves in the individual standings. Brown, 3-over par for the tournament, jumped from tied 11th to a tie for fourth with plus-3 75 at the 7,313-yard, par-72 course. Paul McConnell is tied for the ninth with a two-round total of 149.
UT Arlington (294-307--601) and San Jose State (296-305--601) took over a tie for second place. UTSA (293-311--604) and Utah State (292-312--604) are tied for fourth (293-311--604) after carding a 23-over par 311 and 24-over par 312, respectively in Tuesday's windy conditions. Denver is in sixth (300-306--606), Idaho sits in seventh place (294-313--607), Texas State is eighth (302-308--610), Louisiana Tech is in ninth (305-310--615) and Seattle U is tenth (297-326--623).
New Mexico State's Kenneth Fadke (71-74--145) and Willy Hogan (70-75--145), along with UTSA's J.J. Lindsey (69-76--145) are tied for the overall lead at 1-over par. Lindsey, the leader after the first round of play, shot a 4-over par 76 on Tuesday. Fadke moved from sixth place into a tie for first after shooting a 2-over par 74, while Hogan moved from second place into the tie for first with a 3-over par 75.
NMSU's Justin Shin carded the best round of the day on Tuesday as he scored an even par 72. The performance moved Shin from a tie for 38th place after day one to a tie for 14th place after day two.
The three-day tournament concludes on Wednesday with the final-round tee times beginning at 7 a.m.