May 20, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. - UT Arlington improved seven strokes, firing a 3-over team round of 287 Friday on the second day of the NCAA Regional in Tucson, Ariz.
The Mavericks moved up to 11th in the regional, jumping in front of Purdue.
A day after shooting a 4-over 75, Zack Fischer bounced back with a 2-under 69 to lead the Mavericks at the Omni Tucson National Golf Course. Fischer enjoyed a steady day, landing three birdies with only one bogey. He scored par on the other 14 holes. His two-day score of 2-over 144 leads UTA and is tied for 30th in the Regional.
Starting on the 10th hole, Fischer fired a 2-under 34 on the back nine before closing with a even-par 35 on the front nine.
Paul McConnell carded a 1-over 72, bringing his total to 3-over 143. He sits tied for 38th heading into Saturday.
McConnell and Wes Worster both finished at par through the front nine - Worster with two birdies and two bogeys, Worster with one birdie and one bogey.
Carson Kallis rounded out UTA's round with a 7-over 78.
San Diego State improved its lead by shooting a 6-under 278. The Aztecs now hold a five-stroke lead with a team score of 12-under 556.
Arizona moved into sole possession of second place with a 4-under 280 on the day and a 7-under 561 for the tournament.
Texas A&M, 5-under 563, and Pepperdine, 4-under 564, rank third and fourth, respectively.
California and Washington are tied for fifth with a 3-under 565.
Live stats for Saturday's round can be found at golfstat.com.
MG: Short-handed Mavs move up in New Mexico
MG: Mavericks looking to build on early season success
MG: Mavs tie for team title in season opener
MG: Thornton leads Mavs in first round of opener
MG: Mavericks open fall season in Mississippi
MG: Deane concludes PGA Championship 2nd round