Nov. 5, 2012
GULF SHORES, Ala. - Paced by Jeff Wibawa, Rice University golf posted a solid showing in the first two rounds at the ASU Fall Beach Classic and is positioned for a strong finish to its fall slate for Tuesday's final round. The Owls carded a 308-297-605 (+29) to rank seventh in the competitive field.
Head coach Justin Emil was pleased with the team's resilience, noting, "We battled back after a poor start this morning. Tomorrow is a great opportunity for this team."
Wibawa, a junior from Encino, Calif., jumped out of the gate with a 73 in his opening round. He then followed up with a 76 to tie in 15th place at 149 (+5).
He was followed by Joe Beck III, who improved in the afternoon with a 77-73-150 (+6) to stand 24th in the field of 70. The sophomore has put together a string of six-straight rounds of 76 or lower.
Senior Brock Wilson followed closely behind in 33rd place after posting the biggest improvement on the team between rounds with a 79-73-152 (+8). The Beaumont native's second round score was one stroke shy of his season best.
Landon Michelson also improved in the afternoon with a 79-75-154 (+10) to settle into 40th place, while fellow Rice newcomer James Lee carded rounds of 79 and 82 on Monday. His 36-hole total of 161 (+17) placed him 59th.
Nicholls State (606) and New Orleans (607) trail the Owls closely, but Rice has its sights set on Southeastern Louisiana State, which stands in sixth place, just three strokes up, and fifth-place Troy, which finished the day with a 601.
Murray State and Stephen F. Austin tied for the team lead through two rounds at 588 (+12), while No. 15 Vanderbilt looms just one stroke back.
Troy's Tolver Dosier holds the individual lead with a 139 (-5), three strokes ahead of the field.
Tuesday's final round opens at 8 a.m. at Gulf Shores' Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club.
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