Sept. 9, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss men's golf team sits in sixth-place after two rounds of the 11th annual Sam Hall Intercollegiate, played at Hattiesburg Country Club.
The Golden Eagles shot rounds of 291 and 284 to sit seven-over, one shot behind UT-San Antonio and Arkansas State.
Sophomore Kevin Jorden, playing in his first career tournament, is tied for 21st-place at one-under par after shooting rounds of 68 and 73. Sophomore Tyler Peggs is tied for 27th-place at even par. Peggs opened with a 72 before firing a career-low 70, which was also his first career round under par. His 36-hole score of 142 is also a career-best.
Senior Zach Estep, junior Casey Fernandez and senior Jared Smith are all tied for 34th-place at two-over par. Estep shot consecutive 72's, shot a 76 and a career-best 68. Smith also shot consecutive 72's for a career-low 36-hole score of 144.
Senior Kevin Brady is tied for 50th-place at four-over par after rounds of 72 and 74. Junior Matt McKagen is tied for 75th-place at 151. He opened with a career-best 72 but followed with a 79. His 36-hole score of 151 is also a career best.
Junior Drew Kirby and sophomore Michael Perez are tied for 79th-place at 10-over par. Kirby posted rounds of 75 and 77 and Perez carded rounds of 80 and 72. Senior Trent Hillis closed things out at 13-over par to tie for 82nd-place after rounds of 77 and 78.
Louisiana-Lafayette leads the tournament at 15-under par with a 36-hole score of 553, setting a new 36-hole tournament record. Its second round 272 is the second lowest round in tournament history. Mississippi State is in second at 11-under par and South Alabama is 10-under par in third.
Zach Cabra of Sam Houston State set a new course record by firing a second round 62. Southeastern Louisiana's Grady Brame and Joe Sakulpolphaisan of Mississippi State are tied for the individual lead at nine-under par. South Alabama's Michael Garretson is eight-under par in third-place.
The tournament concludes tomorrow with the final round, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Fans can follow all the action live at GolfStat.com.