Results after Two Rounds: ULM 1st
Location: The Atchafalaya at Idlewild / Patterson, La.
Patterson, La. – The ULM men’s golf team used a dominating performance in the opening 36 holes of the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate to take a 17-shot lead to Tuesday’s final round with a 12-under par team score of 564 on Monday.
– Joao Girao got off to a slow start, only going two-under in an up and down first round with three birdies on the front nine, however, he was unable to capitalize only finishing one under on the front nine with a pair of bogies to close the front side. On Girao’s back nine he had a pair of birdies and a lone bogey on the 13th hole to finish with a 70. In his second round, Girao had a red-hot back nine to push him into a tie for first after 36 holes. Girao had three birdies on the back nine as he started his second round on the third hole, however, the highlight of his round was an eagle score of three on the par 5 13th hole to catapult him into a tie for first heading to the final round on Tuesday.
-Hogan Arey paced the Warhawks on Monday led by his first round score of 67. In his opening round, he played level par on the front nine with two birdies and two bogies. On his second nine he got red-hot and had three birdies and an eagle in route to his five-under round. After his opening round, he had an up and down second round in route to an even par 72. In his second round he had four birdies but was unable to capitalize as he had four bogies which led to the 72.
-Guillaume Fanonnel struggled in his first round on Monday with a 77 before he was able to bounce back with a strong second round of 68 which was good for four-under par, placing him amongst the Warhawks’ six representatives. In Fanonnel’s back nine he had a eagle on the 13th as well as two birdies on holes 15 and 17 to push his total to one-over for the tournament.
-Brady Price opened strong on Monday with a 70 in a round which featured five birdies on his card, including three on the back nine. In his second round Price struggled down the stretch as he had a pair of double bogies on holes four and nine to lead to a second round score of 78.
-Thibault Santigny matched his scorecard in both rounds, finishing with a pair of 74’s. In Santigny’s first round he had a one under back nine however a triple bogey on the fourth hole and double bogey on hole six spoiled a good round and led to the three-over 74. He highlighted his second round with an eagle score of two on the 17th hole, however, was unable to capitalize on that with a double bogey on 18 and triple bogey on the fourth again.
-Competing as an individual, Blake Traweek opened with a 75 which was highlighted by a bogey on holes four and 17 but a double bogey on seven hurt him as well as a trio of bogey’s in route to his 75. He again had a 75 in his second round which was another up and down round which included a birdie/bogey stretch for seven-hole run.
Head Coach Tim Baldwin
Thought on the Round: The guys played well today. I am looking for the guys to keep the pedal down, clean up a few mistakes and play to win. We have much to do this spring and we are just getting started. We are anticipating heavy rains tonight so the course will be very muddy (tomorrow). We look forward to the challenge.
-ULM hits the links Tuesday morning in the final round of the Atchafalaya Intercollegiate with the team going off in a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.