Results after Round Two: ULM T5
Location: Gaston Country Club / Gastonia, N.C.
Gastonia, N.C. - The ULM men’s golf team sits in a tie for fifth heading into the final round of the Gary Koch Invitational after a highly competitive day on Monday. The Warhawk rounds today were highlighted by five eagles in route to team scores of 290 & 294.
-In the opening round the Warhawks were led by Andoni Etchenique, who posted an opening round 71 on Monday morning. He got off to a fast start with a birdie on the first hole on the way to a one-under par round on the front. Of note, Etchenique birdied all four of the par fives and was one of only two players to at least birdie all four of the par fives in the opening round. Etchenique finished the 36 holes with a one-under 71 in the afternoon, with his second round highlighted by an eagle on the opening hole and a pair of birdies.
-Hogan Arey opened the tournament with a first round 72. He got it going early with four birdies to make the turn at two-under and had some issues coming in with a plus-two 38 on the way to his level par 72 in the morning. Arey struggled in his second round, finishing with a plus-five score of 77 as he had an up and down round with three early birdies on the front but a triple bogey would give away his momentum built and he wasn’t able to get anything going on the back nine with a four-over 40.
-Joao Girao began the tournament with a plus-one showing of 73. After making the turn at plus-two, he picked up three unanswered birdies to get himself to one-under, however a pair of late bogeys pushed him back to plus-one. Girao shot a second round 82 in a rough afternoon round for him as three double bogeys hurt his momentum in the round.
-Thibault Santigny began the event with a plus-two score of 74. He began the tournament with an eagle on the par five first hole that got his round going, however he fell to plus-four with a rough stretch of bogeys over the next 14 holes. He finished strong with a pair of birdies to finish his opening round with the 74. Santigny had a second round of even par 72 which was highlighted by a pair of eagles on his first and last hole of the day while also picking up a birdie on the afternoon.
-Brady Price finished the first round on Monday morning with a 79. He struggled late with a pair of late double bogeys that led to a plus-seven showing on Monday morning in the event. Price had a plus-two 74, joining the eagle barrage with one on his final hole of the afternoon, as he also had a pair of birdies improving by five shots from his morning round.
-As a team, the Warhawks had five eagles on Monday to match Jacksonville State for the most eagles by a team Monday.
Head Coach Tim Baldwin
Thought on the Round: We competed very well today. We are still making too many mistakes but have the opportunity to beat some good teams tomorrow including several teams in the Top 50. It will take a strong team effort but quite honestly we are due.
-ULM has the final round of the Gary Koch Invitational Tuesday morning as the Warhawks will tee it up beginning at 8:35 a.m. EST.