April 20, 2009
SORRENTO, Fla. - The University of Houston golf team posted a team round of 300 on Monday to fall into seventh place following the second day of the 2009 Conference USA Championship.
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.