Results after Two Rounds: ULM 1st
Location: Traditions at Cypresswood / Cypresswood, Texas
Cypresswood, Texas – The ULM men’s golf team will look for its second straight tournament win on Tuesday as the Warhawks take a four-shot lead into tomorrow's final round of the Colin Montgomerie Invitational after they recorded a two-over par team score in the opening 36 holes on Monday.
-Joao Girao continued his strong start to the 2017 spring campaign, opening the event by matching his season-best score with a 67 to begin the day. He started that with five birdies on his first nine holes and he also birdied all four of the par fives on Monday in his first round in route to his 67. Girao scuffled in the second round as he went plus-four over his first four holes but was able to balance the rest of the round and play even par over his final 14 holes.
-Guillaume Fanonnel opened Monday with a solid 69 to begin his day as he got started quickly with an early birdie on his first hole of the day on number two. He picked up one more birdie on the front side on hole number seven to go the back nine two-under. He picked up two more birdies on the back side, coupled with a single bogey to card a one-under 69 in the opening round. Fanonnel kept himself steady in the afternoon as he went plus-one with one bogey on the front and a pair of birdies and bogies on the back nine.
-Hogan Arey struggled in his opening round, carding a two-over 74 in the morning. On his front nine, he took a double bogey seven on the par five seventh hole which hurt his round, but was able to turn it around with two bogies and two birdies to stay at the plus-two score. Arey went one under on the front nine in the afternoon round, highlighted by back-to-back birdies on the seventh and eighth holes. He struggled down the stretch as he birdied 15 and 18 but had a double bogey and bogey sandwiched in between to finish the back nine level par for a one-under 71.
-Jeff Berry also posted a two-over 74 in his first round as he had an up and down round throughout as he opened with three straight bogies early on Monday morning. After three bogies on holes 10, 11 and 16, he rebounded nicely with birdies on holes 12, 13, 17, 18 and 1 to get him to his plus-two 74 score. For the second straight round, Berry matched his 74 with another 74 in the afternoon. He opened with a birdie on the fourth hole and after bogeys on holes seven and eight, he picked up a birdie on 10 before bogey holes 17 and 1 to finish with a 74.
-Thibault Santigny struggled on Monday, posting a 75 in his opening round as he struggled on his back nine with four bogies on the back side. He was able to hold it to just one bogey on the front for a plus-one score. Santigny struggled again the afternoon as he shot 77 in the second round, although he did pick up birdies on holes 12 and 17 on the afternoon.
Head Coach Tim Baldwin
Thought on the Round: We played well today but left a lot of shots out there. We will need to minimize our mistakes and make a few more putts to pick up the win. Joao played fantastic this morning and Guillaume was very consistent on the day. It will take a team effort tomorrow to get it done and our guys are up for it.
-ULM hits the links early Tuesday morning in the final round of the Colin Montgomerie Invitational with the team going off in a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.