Men's golf posts top round of year on moving day
Jennings shoots 70, Armstrong 2nd overall at SBCApril 23, 2013 · @MTAthletics
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - It was moving day on Tuesday at the Sun Belt Conference Championships and Middle Tennessee responded with its best round of the year. The Raiders shot a 290 to move from fifth to fourth but more importantly only four shots back of first place Georgia State.
The Blue Raiders had 13 birdies in round one and registered 12 birdies and an eagle in second round action on the Fighting Joe course at the Shoals complex (par 72, 7,395 yards).
"We have put ourselves in position and that's all you can ask," said Head Coach Whit Turnbow. "Jordan (Jennings) really stepped up today and Andrew (Cho) and Lucas (Armstrong) were steady. We will see what we are made of tomorrow. It should be fun."
Georgia State owns the overall lead with a 36-hole total of 581, while No. 38 North Texas is second with a 582. No. 49 South Alabama is third with a 584. The Blue Raiders are fourth with a 585 score.
Junior Jordan Jennings carded a career-best round of 70 after getting an eagle in the par 5, 17th. Jennings is tied for 11th overall after shooting 3-under par on the back nine.
Lucas Armstrong, who also shot 3-under par on the back Tuesday, enjoyed another solid day with an even par 72. Armstrong is tied for second overall with a 141 total and just one shot back of the lead held by North Texas' Rodolfo Cazaubon.
Craig Smith, in 2007, is the only Blue Raider to ever win medalist honors at the SBC Championship.
Sophomore Andrew Cho fired a 73 in round two to move into a tie for 24th and was an impressive 2-under par on the opening nine.
Payne Denman shot a 75 on Tuesday and birdied the 18th hole for the second day in a row. Denman is tied for 11th.
Sam Thompson had a 79 and is 50th overall.
The Blue Raiders will begin final round action Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM. They will start on hole one.
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