Lake Charles, La. – Led by Corey Roberson for the second straight day, the Texas State men’s golf team enters Wednesday’s final round in third place at the Southland Conference Championships. The Bobcats fired a 4-over-par score of 292 as a team on the Par-72, 6,946-yard course at the Gray Plantation Tuesday afternoon.
Roberson shot an even-par 72 for the second straight day and enters the final round in a four-way tie for second place after recording a two-round total of 144. He is tied with Eddie Brescher, III of Southeastern Louisiana, along with Casey Clendenon and Russell Helson of Lamar.
Roberson enters Wednesday’s final round looking for his best finish of the season after shooting 2-over on the front nine and coming back to shoot 2-under on the back nine Tuesday afternoon. His best showing entering the SLC Championships had been seventh place at Middle Tennessee Classic, All-American Intercollegiate in Houston and the North Texas Mean Green Classic.
He also is coming into the tournament playing his best golf of the season after shooting a 1-over-par 243 at Middle Tennessee on Mar. 30-April 1.
While Roberson was shooting his second straight Even par score, Michael Carnes fell seven spots into a tie for 16th place after he fired a 3-over-par 75 in the second round Tuesday. Carnes, who began the day tied for ninth place, had a 2-over par 38 on the first nine holes and came back with a 1-over-par 37 on the back nine. He enters Wednesday’s final round with a two-round, 5-over-par score of 149.
Meanwhile, Tyler Barnes-Wolf rebounded back to among the top 20 golfers at the tournament after shooting a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday afternoon. Barnes-Wolf began the day tied for 23rd place after opening the tournament with a 5-over-par 77 in the first round. His score on Tuesday moved him up three spots into a tie for 20th place.
Oscar Zetterwall is tied for 25th place after shooting a 3-over-par 75 in the second round. Zetterwoll enters the final round with at 8-over-par with a 36-hole score of 152.
Philip Krebsbach also shot an even-par 72 in the second round for the Bobcats as he shot an even par 36 on both the front nine and back nine Tuesday afternoon. Krebsbach is tied for 31st place with a two-round total of 154 after shooting an 82 in the opening round of the tournament.
Sigmundur Masson of McNeese State is the individual leader at the Southland Conference Tournament with a 1-under-par 143. Lamar shot a 4-under par 278 as a team to jump back into first place with a two-round total of 576. Sam Houston State fell one spot into second place after shooting a 5-over-par 293 in the second round and has a team score of 590 heading into Wednesday’s final round.
Texas State is two shots behind the Bearkats, and one shot ahead of Southeastern Louisiana.
By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director