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Sakulpolphaisan Claims Share For First Place At Sam Hall, Bulldogs Second

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Hattiesburg, Miss.– Propelled by a career-low 65, senior Joe Sakulpolphaisan tied for first with a 9-under-par 133 and helped Mississippi State to a second-place finish following Monday’s opening two rounds of the Sam Hall Intercollegiate in Hattiesburg.

Sakulpolphaisan followed his career-best round with a second-round 68 to help MSU to an 11-under-par 557 through the opening 36 holes. The Bulldogs head into Tuesday’s final 18 holes four shots back of a Louisiana-Lafayette squad that set a new 36-hole tournament record (553).

“I am extremely proud of the way our seniors came out and played today,” 11-year coach Clay Homan said. “Combined, they shot 19-under par, which is phenomenal. We started two guys (TJ Morgan and Dalton Conn) who played their first tournament in Maroon and White. I’m sure there were some nerves with them today, but I fully expect them to get back on track and play to their potential. It’s a nice start to the season, but we still have 18 holes to play and we are trailing by four strokes. So the work is not done.”

Sakulpolphaisan’s 65 tied for the eighth-lowest round in school history. He finished the opening two rounds with eight birdies and a pair of eagles on the Hattiesburg Country Club course.

Fellow senior Barrett Edens has his first Top-10 in sight as he fired a 6-under-par 136 to tie for ninth place.

Axel Boasson, a second team All-SEC selection a year ago, finished 13th Monday with a 4-under-par 138. Boasson enters Tuesday’s final 18 holes seeking his seventh-straight regular-season Top 15 card.

Rookies TJ Morgan and Dalton Conn rounded out the Bulldog scoring. Morgan, a Meridian Community College transfer, finished the opening two rounds with an 8-over 150 to tie for 71st, while the redshirt freshman Conn wrapped up the first day of his collegiate career with a 9-over 151 to tie for 75th. 

Sophomore Ben Wood competed as an individual, and he fired the lowest score among individuals with a 2-under 140 to tie for 17th place.

Conn begins State’s final round as he tees off in the 9:30 a.m. group alongside ULL’s Ross Davis and South Alabama’s Blake Kelley.

Live stats will be available through HailState.com. Fans can also follow the men’s golf program through Facebook at facebook.com/HailStateMG and on Twitter at @HailStateMG.

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Course:Hattiesburg Country Club: Sam Hall Intercollegiate     Par 71 - 6902 Yards
current
position
team scoring rounds total
score
to par thru today 1 2
1
  Louisiana-Lafayette
-15 F   -12 281 272 553
2
  Mississippi State
-11 F   -8 281 276 557
3
  South Alabama
-10 F   -2 276 282 558
T4
  Mercer
-4 F   -6 286 278 564
T4
  Mississippi
-4 F   -7 287 277 564
6
  Sam Houston State
-3 F   -7 288 277 565
7
  Tennessee Tech U.
-1 F  E 283 284 567
8
  Louisiana-Monroe
+1 F   -6 291 278 569
9
  Southeastern Louisiana
+2 F   -1 287 283 570
10
  Rice
+4 F   +3 285 287 572
T11
  UTSA
+6 F   -3 293 281 574
T11
  Arkansas State
+6 F   -5 295 279 574
13
  Southern Mississippi
+7 F  E 291 284 575
14
  Houston Baptist
+15 F   +8 291 292 583
15
  Jackson State
+35 F   +16 303 300 603

 

 

MSU Individual Results

T1.     Joe Sakulpolphaisan     (65+68=133, -9)

T9.     Barrett Edens               (69+67=136, -6)

13.     Axel Boasson                (71+67=138, -4)

T71.   TJ Morgan                   (76+74=150, +8)

T75.   Dalton Conn                 (77+74=151, +9)

Competing as an individual

T17.    Ben Wood                   (71+69=140, -2)


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