Men's Golf tied for sixth at United States Collegiate Championships
AUSTIN, Texas -- After the opening two rounds of the United States Collegiate Championships, The University of Texas sits in a tie for sixth-place with top-ranked Georgia on Monday in Alpharetta, Ga.
Texas opened the day with a six-over par score of 294 and backed it up with a nine-over par 297 to finish at 591. Clemson is in first-place after two rounds and a score of two-under 574 (291+283). Florida and Wake Forest are tied for second with identical one-under par two-round totals of 575.
Senior Jeff Bell (Plano, Texas) is tied for sixth after shooting a two-under par 142 on Monday. Bell carded an opening round three-over par 75, but was the spark for the Texas squad in the second round shooting a five-under round of 67. His second round included birdies on the opening three holes of the back nine and eight birdies in the round, hitting on three out of the last four holes.
Junior Jhonattan Vegas (Maturin, Venezuela) finished the first day in a tie for 20th-place with a total two-round score of three-over par 147 (72+75). Freshman Randy Lowry (Spring, Texas) tied for 37th-place after two rounds. Lowry shot an even-par round of 72 in the morning, but closed with a seven-over par 79 to close the day. He finished with a two-card total of 151.
Also playing were seniors Matt Mills (London, England) and Matthew Rosenfeld (Plano, Texas). Mills finished in a tie for 52nd-place with rounds of 75 and 79 for a 10-over par total of 154. Rosenfeld shot an 11-over par 155 (79+76) to finish in a tie for 55th-place.
The last round of the United States Collegiate Championship will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday at The Golf Club of Georgia - Lakeside course in Alpharetta, Ga. Texas will tee-off at 8:20 a.m. (CST), pairing with TCU and Alabama.