Posted Nov 9, 2005 08:41:38
Bulldogs Struggle in Day Two of Hawaii Intercollegiate
HONOLULU – Day No. 2 of the Hawaii Intercollegiate wasn’t nearly as kind to Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs shot a team total of 317 to fall to 13th place heading into Wednesday’s final round.
One day after firing a 297 and sitting in sixth place, head coach Jean Hall’s Bulldogs couldn’t find a groove on the par 72, 6,559-yard course at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.
Three of the five Tech participants shot seven-over-par 79 on day No. 2, including Amrith de Soysa, who fired a three-under-par 69 during Monday’s opening 18 holes. Joining de Soysa with 79s on Tuesday were Trey McNeil and Corey Bartlett while Logan Riester shot an 80 and Taylor Gregg an 81.
Chad Bailey, competing as an individual, also shot an 81.
Western Athletic Conference foe New Mexico State leads the 19-team tournament with a two-day team total of 570 followed by UNLV (574), Baylor (579), San Diego State (585), Santa Clara (589), Hawaii (593), Cal Poly (597), St. Mary’s (598), Drake (600), Central Oklahoma (604), Wyoming (605), Weber State (611), Tech (614), San Francisco (617), UC-Riverside (621), Loyola Marymount (622), Hartford (624), Air Force (624) and Osaka Gakuin (631).
Through two rounds, de Soysa is tied for 26th in the individual standings, Tech’s top competitor.
The tournament concludes with Wednesday’s final round.