The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s golf team could not match its opening round score, but the Cru bested a couple of leaders to move up to a tie for second place after the second round of the NCAA Division III Fall Preview Monday in Florida. The invitational only tournament is played each fall on the host course for the upcoming NCAA Division III National Championship.
The Cru followed its opening round 292 with a 301 team total on Monday. UMHB’s 593 total is good for a tie for second place with Wittenberg College (281-312=593). Those two teams are 18 strokes off the pace set by team leader Huntingdon College at 282-293=575. Washington & Lee (302-297), Oglethorpe (298-301) and Methodist University (300-299) are all tied for fourth place with 599 team scores. UMHB’s American Southwest Conference rival U.T.-Tyler is in a tie for 12th place with a 307-303=610 total. There is an 18-team field competing in the tournament.
Jarrod Brown continues to be the low individual for the Cru. Brown is tied for fourth place individually with a 71-73=144. Alden Fortner is tied for 11th for UMHB at 72-75=147, Reese Chance is tied for 21st after posting 72-77=149, Mats Heien is tied for 49th place after carding 78-76=154 and Kyle Revis is tied for 65th after shooting 77-80=157. Huntingdon College’s Will Thrash (67-75) and Addison Lambeth (70-72) are tied for the individual lead with 142’s, two shots ahead of UMHB’s Brown.
The tournament is being played on two courses at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida. The Las Colinas Course is a par-72, 6,900-yard layout while the El Campeon course is a par-72, 6,820-yard track. The three-day, 54-hole event runs through Tuesday. UMHB will begin teeing off in Tuesday’s final round at 9:30 AM Eastern Time.