Men's Golf in Fourth on Suspended Day 1 in Mobile
MOBILE, Ala. - After posting a 2-over par score of 74 in Monday's opening round of the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate, sophomore Stewart Jolly found himself at 1-under par through 12 holes of his second round and into the Top 10 of the leaderboard while leading the 12th-ranked Tigers on a suspended first day of action at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course.
With all five members of the starting lineup through holes Nos. 12-15 in their second round, the Tigers cleared the course in a tie for fourth place in the 16-team field at 11-over par for the championship with their SEC rivals from Mississippi State as play was suspended due to darkness on the course.
The second round will resume Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. CT. The final round will immediately follow the conclusion of the second round as teams will remain in the same pairings.
Jolly was one of three Tigers to record a score of 2-over 74 in the opening round before carding three birdies and two bogeys for a score of 1-under par through 12 holes in the second round, wrapping up the day in a tie for 10th place overall at 1-over par through 30 holes of the 54-hole championship. He finds himself just three shots out of the lead when play resumes on Tuesday morning.
Tiger junior Smylie Kaufman, who kicked off the event with a team-leading 1-over par 73 in the first round, follows Jolly in a tie for 15th place on the leaderboard at 3-over par for the championship after a 2-over par score through 13 holes in his second round.
Junior Andrew Presley matched Jolly with a 2-over 74 in the opening round as he ended the day in a tie for 19th place overall at 4-over par through 32 holes. Also carding a 2-over par round of 74 in the first round was sophomore Myles Lewis as he also wrapped up Monday's suspended second round in a tie for 19th place at 4-over par for the event.
Sophomore Curtis Thompson has rebounded nicely from a 12-over 84 in the first round with a score of 1-over par through 13 holes in the second round as he is tied for 68th place at 13-over par.
The 27th-ranked Auburn Tigers will resume the second round on Tuesday with a commanding eight-shot lead over Memphis in the team standings as they are currently even-par for the tournament. That includes a team score of 3-under par 285 in Monday's opening round. Memphis ended the day in second place at 8-over par, while 19th-ranked Illinois follows in third place at 9-over par for the event.
After racing out to a three-shot lead on the leaderboard with a 4-under par 68 in the opening round, Illinois' Brian Campbell surrendered his lead to Auburn's Niclas Carlsson when play was suspended for the second round. Carlsson followed a 1-under 71 in the first round with a score of 1-under par through 13 holes in the second round as he holds a narrow one-shot lead in the individual race at 2-under in 31 holes. Carlsson follows in a five-way tie for second place at 1-under par for the championship.
Four Tigers are also competing in the South Alabama Individual Tournament being held this week at the nearby Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course.
Junior Landon Lyons and freshman John Jonas are each in a three-way tie for second place on the leaderboard at the USA Individual Tournament after firing matching rounds of 1-over 72 in their opening round at the par-71 layout at Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course. Memphis standout Alex Hoffman held the first-round lead with his opening score of even-par 71.
Live scoring of the championship is provided by Golfstat and can be found online at www.golfstat.com. Fans can also receive live updates of the Tigers competing during Tuesday's action with the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate by liking LSU Men's Golf on Facebook and following @LSUMensGolf on Twitter.
MOBILE BAY INTERCOLLEGIATE - FIRST ROUND RESULTS
TEAM SCORES (Par 288)
1. Auburn 285 -3; 2. Illinois 290 +2; 3. Memphis 292 +4; 4. LSU 295 +7; 5. Mississippi State 300 +12; T6. Wake Forest 303 +15; T6. Illinois State 303 +15; 8. South Alabama 304 +16; T9. Kentucky 305 +17; T9. Southern Mississippi 305 +17; T9. Vanderbilt 305 +17; 12. Akron 306 +18; T13. Arkansas State 308 +20; T13. Louisiana Tech 308 +20; 15. Louisiana-Lafayette 309 +21; 16. Middle Tennessee State 311 +23.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS (Par 72)
1. Brian Campbell, Illinois, 68 -4; T2. Michael Johnson, Auburn, 71 -1; T2. Mason Jacobs, Illinois, 71 -1; T2. Grant Milner, Memphis, 71 -1; T2. Steve Lee, Memphis, 71 -1; T2. Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn, 71 -1; T2. Charlie Bull, Akron, 71 -1; T2. Niclas Carlsson, Auburn, 71 -1; T9. Sam Forgan, Louisiana Tech, 72 E; T9. Michael Hebert, Auburn, 72 E.