Men's Golf finishes 16th after first day of ASU Indian Classic




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    April 9, 2007

    By Matt Crouch
    www.SIUSalukis.com

    JONESBORO, Ark. - Posting a 42-over-par 618 in the first two rounds of the Arkansas State University Indian Classic, the Southern Illinois University men's golf team currently finds itself in 16th place heading into Tuesday's final round.

    Hosted by Arkansas State University, the ASU Indian Classic is a 54-hole tournament taking place at Sage Meadows Golf Club in Jonesboro, Ark. The par-72 course plays at 6,901 yards.

    The University of New Orleans leads the 16-team field after the opening two rounds, posting scores of 286-278--564 to come in with a 12-under-par team total.

    UNO's Jose Toledo is the individual leader following the first day, carding a 9-under-par 135 in the first two rounds.

    Senior Andrew Gwinup leads SIU, rebounding after his opening-round 78 with an even-par 72 in the second round to finish the day at 6-over-par 150, in a tie for 56th place.

    Coming in two strokes behind Gwinup is fellow senior Daniel Tomlin with an 8-over 152, good enough for a tie for 69th.

    Brandon Vagner and Blake Driskell are next for the Salukis, coming in with scores of 157 (+13) and 159 (+15), respectively.

    Rounding out scoring for Southern Illinois is senior Mark Schmitz, coming in a tie for 89th with a 17-over-par 161.

    The tournament wraps up Tuesday with the final round. Play is set to begin at 8 a.m. with tee times going off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

    Follow the action live with Live Scoring through GolfStat.com.

     

     

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