TEXARKANA, Ark. – The UAB men’s golf team improved four spots during Monday’s second round of the Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship, moving from a tie for eighth to fourth place after a team score of 286. Hunter Hawkins fired the low round of the day for the Blazers with a two-under par 70.
Paul Dunne continues to lead the way for the Blazers, carding a one-under par 71 to put him in a tie for seventh place at 143 (-1). After an up and down round yesterday for Dunne that included an eagle, five birdies, five bogeys and a double bogey, his round today was much more conservative carding three birdies and two bogeys.
Hawkins carded the low round for the Blazers with a two-under par 70. Starting on the 10th hole, Hawkins birdied his first two holes to get to two-under par. His lone bogey of the round came on the par-four 14th hole. He played the final 13 holes at one-under par, making a birdie on the par-five second hole.
Sam Love rebounded from an opening round 78 with a one-under par 71 in round two. Thomas Sutton and Wilson McDonald each fired two-over par rounds on 74.
As a team the Blazers are in fourth place, improving 10 strokes and four spots from their first round position. Houston and SMU are tied for the first place at 566 while UCF holds the third spot with a two-round total of 576.
SMU’s Bryson Dechambeau carded his second consecutive 68 to take the lead in the individual standings at 136. One stroke back is Houston’s Roman Robledo at 137 followed by Houston’s Curtis Reed and Memphis’ Grant Miller who are tied for third at 140.
The Championship conlcudes with 18 holes Tuesday morning. UAB will be playing with UTEP and Marshall and will be starting on hole number one at 8 a.m. CT. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com.