Golf Falls to Seventh Place at Conference USA Championship
April 20, 2009
With Monday's total, the Cougars finished the second day with a team score of 590. Host UCF held the team lead at 11-under-par 565, while SMU was second at 569. UAB (573), East Carolina (580) and Memphis (580) rounded out the top-five team leaders.
Tied for third entering the second round, senior captain Brady Shivers faltered late on the back nine and finished the day with a 2-over-par 74. With a 36-hole score of 143, the Seminole, Texas, native joined SMU's Kelly Kraft in a tie for ninth place on the individual leaderboard.
Junior Jackie Lindsey was the Cougars' leading performer in the second round. After finishing the front nine at 1-over-par 37, the Houston native recorded a birdie on the par-five 12th hole and added an eagle on the par-five 17th hole to move into a tie for 19th place with a score of 146.
Sophomore transfer Matt Eschenburg entered the day tied for seventh place but posted a 5-over-par 77 to tie for 24th place at 147.
UCF's Blayne Barber and Simon Ward and UAB's Zach Sucher were tied for the individual lead at 7-under-par 137, while SMU's Draegen Majors finished one stroke back.
The 54-hole tournament wraps up with the final 18 holes at 7:30 a.m. (CDT), Monday. The winner of the tournament receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals.
Live scoring will be available at GolfStat.com.