Bulldogs Tied For Third At The Sam Hall Intercollegiate
Hattiesburg, Miss. - A tale of two rounds occurred on Monday for the Mississippi State men's golf team at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate. The Bulldogs roared back from a slow opening round to earn the eighth-best tournament round in school history over the day's final 18 holes.
"We got off to a shaky start," 10th-year coach Clay Homan said of the Bulldogs' first round performance. "I liked the way the guys battled back though. We're in position to win with a good round tomorrow."
After finishing near the bottom of the pack for the first round, the Bulldogs dug deep and carded a second-round 278 to end the opening day of the season with a 570.
Chad Ramey, who fired of a career-low 65 at the same event a year ago, led the Bulldog charge with scores of 70 and 71 to sit in a tie for 10th overall.
"The second round was easier for our guys because we had already seen the hole locations during the first round," Ramey said of the team's second-round turnaround. "We have our work cut out for us if we want to win."
Edens shot 4-under par to close the day at +1, while Sakulpolphaisan went 2-under par to complete the first two rounds at 6-over.
Competing as an individual in his collegiate debut, true freshman Haraldur Magnus, tied Calvesbert for 17th with a 1-over-par 143 for Monday's first two rounds.
Tuesday's final round at the Hattiesburg Country Club will tee-off at 8 a.m.
Live stats will be available through golfstat.com.
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Sam Hall Intercollegiate
First Round and Second Round - September 10, 2012
1. Mississippi (565, -3); 2. Louisiana-Lafayette (568, E); T3. Louisiana
Tech (570, +2); T3. Mississippi State (570, +2); 5. Southeastern
Louisiana (571, +3); T6. South Alabama (572, +4); T6. Southern
Mississippi (572, +4); T6. Sam Houston State (572, +4); 9. Samford (575,
+7); T10. Arkansas-Little Rock (581, +13); T10. UTSA (581, +13); T12.
Rice (584, +16); T12 Arkansas State (584, +16); 14. Louisiana-Monroe
(586,+18); 15. Mc Neese State (607, +39).
MSU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T10. Chad Ramey 141, -1
T17. Robi Calvesbert 143, +1
T17. Barrett Edens 143, +1
T47. Joe Sakulpolphaisan 148, +6
67. Axel Boasson 151, +9
T17. Haraldur Magnus 143, +1*
*Competing as an individual