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Matt Codd Leads the Golden Eagles After Opening Day of Louisiana Classics

Feb. 27, 2018


Matt Codd leads the Southern Miss Golden Eagles after the first day of the 33rd Louisiana Classics Monday.

The senior, playing as an individual, carded three birdies in the second go around to climb 14 spots and move into a 12 way tie for 43rd. His one-under 71 added with his three-over 75 give him a two over 146 heading into the final round.

Freshman Brian Richards fired seven second-round birdies to jump seven spots, collecting an even 72 in addition to his first round four-over 76, and will begin the final 18 holes in a four-way tie for 59th place at four-over 148.

Junior Willie Hammond totaled a five-over 149 by carding a three-over 75 during the opening 18 and a two-over 74 in the last round of today’s activities. He is tied for 63rd. Junior Derrick Kelting put together rounds of 74 and 77 for a 151 and a 69th-place tie.

Redshirt junior Nathan Corchis and sophomore Walker Kesterson sit tied for 71st and 82nd, respectively, after gathering an eight-over 152 and 157, individually. Corchis is positioned tied for 71st on the leaderboard and Kesterson is 82nd.

Paired with C-USA foe Rice and host Louisiana, Southern Miss will tee off every eight minutes starting at 7:54 tomorrow morning on hole 10. Codd will also tee off on 10, but at 7:38 a.m.

The tournament will be steamed on and live stats can be followed at

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