EL DORADO, Ark. (4/24/22) – Playing the first and second rounds of the Sun Belt Conference Championship Sunday due to anticipated weather on Monday, the Arkansas State men’s golf team totaled 611 (+35) over the first 36 holes played at Mystic Creek and is tied for ninth among the 12 teams.
A-State, which ranked third with 26 birdies on the day, turned in an opening round 306 (+18) and trimmed off a stroke in the second round (305) to total 611, tied with Louisiana for ninth. Little Rock holds the 36-hole lead at 6-over par 582 with Georgia Southern two strokes back at 8-over par 584. UT Arlington (594) and Georgia State (600) are third and fourth, respectively, with ULM fifth at 25-over par 601. The Red Wolves are nine strokes behind Appalachian State for sixth and six shy of South Alabama for seventh while Coastal Carolina is eighth at 30-over par 606.
Christofer Rahm paced A-State in the opening round with a 1-under par 71, one of nine rounds under par Sunday by any player. Rahm carded a second round 7-over par 79 to total 150 (+6) for the first 36 holes and is tied for 18th. Luka Naglic bounced back from an opening round 79 with a 1-over par 73 in the second round to stand tied for 27th with a total of 152 (+8). Devyn Pappas turned in a 3-over par 75 in the opening round and is tied for 33rd with a total of 154 (+10) following a second round 79. Jack Madden is tied for 39th as he recovered from an 81 (+9) in the first round with a second round 2-over par 74 to total 155 (+11). Lucas Cena was 11-over in the first-round while Felix Krammer was in the lineup for the second round and carded a 10-over par 82.
With bad weather forecasted for Monday, the third and final round will begin Tuesday. A-State is scheduled to begin the round on the 10th tee beginning at 8:15 a.m. alongside Texas State and Troy. The top four teams at the conclusion of stroke play advance to match play on Wednesday. For the latest on A-State men’s golf, follow the team on Twitter (@AStateMGolf), Facebook (/AStateGolf) and Instagram (@astatemgolf).
2022 Sun Belt Conference Championship
T9 Arkansas State 306-305=611 (+35)
T18 Christofer Rahm 71-79=150 (+6)
T27 Luka Naglic 79-73=152 (+8)
T33 Devyn Pappas 75-79=154 (+10)
T39 Jack Madden 81-74=155 (+11)
— Felix Krammer DNP-82=82 (+10)
— Lucas Cena 83-DNP=83 (+11)
Original article source: https://astateredwolves.com/news/2022/4/24/mens-golf-a-state-tied-for-ninth-after-36-holes-at-sun-belt-conference-championship.aspx | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council