LAREDO — Jeff Gerlich and Carson Gibson each shot an even par 72 in the second round to lead the Texas State men’s golf team to a fifth-place tie with Notre Dame through the first two rounds at the 2009 Border Olympics.
Gerlich is among five players tied for fifth place in the individual standings after firing an even-par 72 in each of the first two rounds.
Gibson is tied with two other players for 12th place after shooting two-round, two-over-par score of 146 entering Saturday’s final round. He opened the tournament with a two-over-par 74 in the first round before shooting an even par 72 in the second.
Alastair Jones fired a three-over 75, while Corey Roberson posted a four-over-par 76 in the second round for Texas State.
Playing against a strong field that includes four nationally-ranked teams and a pair of the top teams in the Southland Conference, Texas State enters Saturday’s final round with a two-round team score of 16 over par 592 on the par 72, 7241-yard course at the Laredo Country Club.
The Bobcats are tied with Notre Dame, who shot a one-over-par 289 in the second round after opening the tournament with a team total of 303 in the first round.
Baylor enters the third round as the team leader with a two-round total of 579. The Bears are six shots ahead of Louisville, who shot an even par 288 in the second round to post a team score of 585 through the first two rounds. Arkansas is in third place with a team score of 587 and UT Arlington is in fourth place with a team score of 588.
Texas State and Notre Dame is one shot ahead of Lamar, Washington and Vanderbilt, which are tied for seventh place with team scores of 593.
Louisville’s Adam Hadwin is the individual leader with a six-under-par 138 through the first two rounds and holds a one-shot advantage over Bobby Masso of UT Arlington and a four-shot lead over Ethan Tracy of Arkansas. Vanderbilt’s Tyler Matthews is in fourth place with a one-under-par score of 143, and is one shot ahead of Clark Kincaid of North Texas, Bill Allcorn of Baylor, Gerlich, Ryan Haselden of Vanderbilt and Lorenzo Scotto of Baylor, who are tied for fifth place with a two-round total of 144.
Andrew Landry of Arkansas and Dustin Thompson of North Texas are tied for 10th place with one-over par, while Gibson, Nick Ellis of Washington State and Kevin Hesbois of Lamar are tied for 12th place with a two-round total of 146.
— FROM TEXAS STATE SPORTS INFORMATION/RICK POULTER