Oct. 6, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. - The UAB men's golf team is in seventh place through two rounds of the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU. Junior Conner Pratt led the Blazers with a four-over par 148 (76-72) and will enter Sunday's final round in a tie for seventh overall.
As a team, the Blazers carded rounds of 308 and 302 during Saturday's opening 36 holes and enter the final 18 holes just seven strokes back of third place.
Tournament hosts LSU, ranked No. 16 in the nation, and South Alabama are tied for first, each carding a 597 on the par 72, 7,578-yard University Golf Course. The two teams hold a six-stroke advantage over third place Louisiana Tech (603), followed by Mississippi State (605) and No. 41 Tulsa (607).
Pratt was one of only nine players in the nine-team, 55-man field to record a round of at or below par with his second round 72. It also matched his career-best round, which was set last week in Birmingham, Ala. during the second round of the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate Hosted By Graeme McDowell.
Senior Thomas Sutton also played solid golf on the day and finished in tie for 16th overall with a seven-over par 151 (76-75) . Sophomore Paul Dunne is in a tie for 29th after carding a 157 (81-76), while junior Wilson McDonald (76-83) and junior Sam Love (80-79) are in a tie for 33rd with a 159.
The third and final round of the event will be played on Sunday morning, with the first Blazer tee time coming at 8:30 a.m. Live stats can be found by logging onto Golfstat.com.