By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Owls are nine-over par after carding rounds of 291-294. No. 1 Alabama is in first-place at three-under par, six strokes in front of #58 Kennesaw State.
“I was proud of how well the team handled the difficult conditions today,” said head coach Justin Emil. “It was cold and rainy during the first round, but the guys dug deep and played a solid round. During the second round, the wind picked up and the hole locations were very difficult. They showed some great competitive character out there today and put themselves in great position to make a run tomorrow.”
Senior Mario Carmona is two-under par and tied for fourth-place. Carmona opened the tournament with a 70 before closing the day with a 72. With a pair of par or better rounds, the Houston native now has eight rounds of par or better this year and 37 in his career. Senior Mitchell Meissner is tied for 10th-place at even-par. He opened the tournament with a 71 before posting a 73. The 71 is his third round of par or better this year and the 24th of his career.
Junior Grant Rogers is one-over par in 15th-place. After beginning the day with a 73, Rogers tied his career-low round with a 72, his first round of par or better this year and the third of his career. His 36-hole score of 145 is also a career-low.
Alabama’s Jonathan Hardee and Lee Hodges and Kentucky’s Lukas Euler are tied for the individual lead at four-under par. There is a four-way tie for fourth-place at two-under par.
The final round begins tomorrow with Rice teeing off at 8:30 a.m. The Owls are paired with host South Alabama and Liberty.