McKINNEY – Freshman Greg Wiggins shot a second round 75 on Tuesday to sit just
three strokes off the overall lead and help keep Lamar in contention to defend
its men’s golf title heading into the final round of the Southland Conference
As a team, the Cardinals have a two-day total of 622 after shooting a second
round 26-over-par 315 on the par-72, 7,346-yard Stonebridge Ranch Country Club.
Lamar heads into the final round 17 strokes back of tournament leader
Southeastern Louisiana, which has a two-day total of 605 (+29).
Central Arkansas, which led after round 1, fell to second at 607 (+31) and
Stephen F. Austin is third with a 620 (+44) total. Sam Houston State is nine
strokes behind the Cardinals in fifth with a 631 (+55), with Nicholls (633),
Oral Roberts (635) and McNeese State (642) rounding out the eight-team field.
Wiggins, who doesn’t have a top 20 finish this season, sits in fourth place
alone with one round to play with a 152 total. His 75 on Tuesday follows an
opening round 77 to leave him at 8-over-par for the tournament.
Wiggins is three strokes behind a trio of players who share the lead with totals
of 149 (+5). Central Arkansas has two players at 5-over-par in James Newton and
Pep Angles, while SLU’s Rhys West shot a 76 to grab a share of the lead for
Erik Knudsen, Lamar’s lone returning player from last year’s conference
championship team, stands in a tie for fifth after at 9-over-par 153. Knudsen,
who opened the tournament with a 74, settled for a 79 on day two. After going
out in 38 on Tuesday, Knudsen struggled on the back 9, coming home with a 41
that included five bogeys and four pars.
Junior Stephane Dubois shot a 79 on Tuesday, recording one birdie to go along
with six bogeys and one double bogey. The Wisconsin transfer, who opened with a
78 on Monday, is tied for 19th in the 40-player field with a two-day total of