Sept. 24, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB junior golfer Sam Love led the men's golf team with a two-round score of four-under par 140 and is in a tie for fourth place overall through day one at the 2012 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate Hosted By Graeme McDowell. As a team, the Blazers finished the day in third place at one-over par with a score of 577 (292-285).
Love, who finished just one stroke shy of setting a new career-best 36-hole score, recorded back-to-back rounds of two-under par 70 to enter Tuesday's final 18 holes just two strokes back of the overall leaders.
"I thought we did well out there today," UAB head coach Alan Kaufman said. "We were a bit inconsistent, but played much better in the second round. We just need to clean up a few things to have a chance, but there are some very good teams competing here this week. It will be a tough task."
As a team, Houston tops the leaderboard with a total of 5-under par 571 to lead the 11-team field. The Cougars vaulted to the lead thanks to scorching the course during the second round with a nine-under par 279, which set a new tournament record for an 18-hole team total.
LSU currently sits in second place with a score of 576 (E), one stroke ahead of the Blazers. Memphis and Tulsa are in a tie for fourth at 578.
UAB freshman Martin Rohwer (73-72) and sophomore Paul Dunne (74-71) finished the day with a combined score of one-over par 145 to sit in a tie in 13th place. Juniors Thomas Sutton (75-72) and Wilson McDonald (74-73), who is competing as an individual, finished the day in a five-way tie for 24th place after each carded a two-round total of three-over par 147. Senior Hunter Hawkins finished with a total of (76-77) 153 to for a tie for 46th place,
Individually, Rodolfo Cazaubon of North Texas leads the tournament field with a two-round total of six-under 138, which matches the 36-hole tournament record. Stewart Jolly and Curtis Thompson of LSU round out the top three with identical scores of 139 (-5).
The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday morning, with tee times off holes 1 and 10 at 8:15 a.m. CT. The Blazers will tee off at 9 a.m. CT off hole No. 1, with Hawkins getting the honor.
A complete list of tee times and round three live scoring will be available on golfstat.com. Admission is free to the public.