Oct. 1, 2012
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss men's golf team holds a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, being played at the par-72, 7,105-yard Squire Creek Country Club.
The Golden Eagles shot a 294 in the first round before firing a four-under par 284 in the second to sit two-over par. They sit one shot ahead of Central Arkansas and five shots in front of Missouri-Kansas City.
"I'm really pleased how (the team) competed today," said Southern Miss head coach Jerry Weeks. "I look forward to tomorrow. We've got it all in front of us. We just have to get out there and compete."
Sophomore Kevin Brady is tied for fifth-place at two-under par after posting rounds of 72 and 70. The rounds give him five rounds of par or better this year and he now has 19 rounds of par or better for his career, good for 14th on the all-time list.
Junior Zach Estep is tied for 13th-place at even par, posting a 74 and 70. He now has two rounds of par or better on the year and has 16 for his career. Sophomore Casey Fernandez is one-over par, tied for 16th-place, after shooting rounds of 75 and 70. The round of 70 tied a career-best, and he now has four rounds of par or better on the season and 10 for his career.
Freshman Tyler Peggs is tied for 19th-place. Peggs opened the tournament with a season-low tying 73 before firing a 74. His 36-hole score of 147 is also a career-best.
Louisiana Tech's Travis Wilmore and Pep Angles of Central Arkansas lead the individual competition at six-under par. Franco Grillo of Jacksonville State is in third-place at five-under par.
The tournament concludes tomorrow with the final round, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Fans can follow all the action live at GolfStat.com.
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