Keur Tied for 22nd After Day One of NCAA Regionals at LSU

May 15, 2017


BATON ROUGE, La. – After the opening day 18 holes of the Baton Rouge NCAA Regional, R.J. Keur of the men’s golf team is tied for 22nd place overall after shooting a two over 74 at University Club on the campus of LSU Monday morning.

Keur leads the five individual golfers fighting for one spot at NCAA Nationals after day one. He has a one stroke lead over Zan Luka Stirn of Arkansas State (+3) and Tanapat Pichaikool of Mississippi State (+3), followed by Zander Lozano of UTSA (+5) and Albert Badosa-Soler of Nicholls State (+8).

The low finisher of those five individual golfers along with the top five teams advance to NCAA Nationals, which are scheduled for May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill.

“R.J. has positioned himself well moving into the second round of Regionals,” head coach Mike Wilson said. “Despite a double bogey on 18, he had a good round overall on a difficult course and I look forward to seeing what he will do tomorrow.”

Keur shot even par on the front nine with a birdie on six and a bogey on eight. At the turn, he opened the back nine with a birdie on 10 but subsequently fell to one over with back-to-back bogey’s on 11 and 12. Keur got back to even par by chipping in for birdie on 14, and tallied par on the next three holes before his double on 18 which concluded his round at +2 overall.

Leading the field overall is Sam Burns of LSU, who shot -7. He is followed by Danny Walker of Virginia (-5) and three players who are tied for third and -4.

LSU also leads the team standings after round one by shooting -12. The Tigers are followed by Virginia (-6), Oregon (-1), Duke (+3) and Kentucky (+4).

Keur will be the last player in the field to tee off on Tuesday at 10:34 a.m. Fans can follow live results by clicking here and can also receive updated by following @UAB_MGOLF on Twitter.