LAKE CHARLES, La. (3/18/19) – The No. 18 Arkansas State men’s golf team shot a combined 567 Monday at the Lake Charles Invitational, finishing the 54-hole tournament’s first two rounds in eighth place among 18 teams.
The Red Wolves opened play with a 285 at The Country Club at The Golden Nugget to place it tied for 10th, but they climbed two places in the standings after cutting three strokes off that total in the second round.
A-State is four strokes behind McNeese State and Little Rock, which are tied for sixth place, and within five of fifth-place Texas State. Ranked 43rd in the nation, TCU leads the field with a combined 540, while No. 10 Texas Tech stands second with a 548 and ULM third with a 557.
Arkansas State was led by two players completing the day among the top 25 individuals, including Julien Sale in fourth place with a 134 that included a 68 and 66 for the first and second rounds, respectively. Zan Luka Stirn is tied for 20th place after shooting a 141 (69-72).
Also competing for A-State, Matthew Cole is tied for 46th place with a 144 (73-71), Luka Naglic is tied for 89th place with a 151 (75-76) and Joel Wendin, who withdrew from the first round before coming back to shoot a 73 for the second 18 holes, stands 99th.
The Lake Charles Invitational’s third-and-final round will be played Tuesday.
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