Georgia State Football: Panthers Fall at Arkansas State 51-35

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Georgia State Football: Panthers Fall at Arkansas State 51-35

 

JONESBORO, ARK. — Georgia State fell 51-35 at Arkansas State in a Sun Belt Conference Thursday night game at Centennial Bank Stadium.

 

GSU quarterback Dan Ellington passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 52 yards, but the Panthers (2-5, 1-2 Sun Belt) hurt themselves with two crucial fumbles, including one that was returned for a touchdown.

 

Junior Diondre Champaigne caught two touchdown passes, while sophomore Tamir Jones and freshman Cornelius McCoy also had touchdown receptions.

 

Jones also caught a 54-yard pass from Ellington and recorded a career-high 95 yards receiving on his three catches.

 

Junior running back Tra Barnett rushed for 61 yards on 13 carries, including a 12-yard touchdown run. 

 

After Arkansas State drove for a touchdown on its opening possession, the Panthers answered with Ellington’s 36-yard touchdown pass to Jones, whose first career touchdown tied the game at 7-all midway through the first quarter. But the Red Wolves’ Warrren Wand returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to set up Hansen’s 8-yard scoring run.

 

The Panthers’ then fumbled on back-to-back possessions to allow Arkansas State to take a 34-7 lead at the half.

 

"Turnovers killed us in the first half. We gave up a [91-yard] kickoff return, a fumble return for a touchdown … things like that, I don’t care what level you play at, you can’t do those things. It was a disappointing first half. We came out and fought in the second half and put up some points offensively, but all in all, certainly not a good effort. 

 

"I like the way they kept fighting to the last doggone snap, but we’ve got to get better in a lot of areas. I want to see us come out and practice well. I want to think about what we’ve got to do in practice and our preparation to get better."

 

In the third quarter, Ellington connected with McCoy for a 37-yard touchdown, followed by Barnett’s scoring run.

 

Then Champaigne caught his two touchdowns in the fourth quarter with a 20-yard pass from Ellington and then a 3-yard grab from backup quarterback Aaron Winchester.

 

Arkansas State quarterback Justice Hansen, the Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year, accounted for three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground. He passed for 257 yards and rushed for 76. Marcel Murray added 115 yards rushing and one touchdown for the Red Wolves (4-3, 1-2 Sun Belt).

 

Georgia State returns home next Saturday, Oct. 27, when the Panthers host Coastal Carolina for Homecoming at 2 p.m. at Georgia State Stadium. Call 404-413-4020 for tickets. 

 

 

 

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FB: Thomas Added to Manning Award Watch List

Oct. 18, 2018

 

Contact: Joey Jones (jonesj7@appstate.edu)

 

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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State sophomore quarterback Zac Thomas was added to the 2018 Watch List for The Manning Award on Thursday.
 
Created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning, the award is the only one that includes a quarterback's bowl performance in the balloting. App State is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Sun Belt Conference heading into a Saturday home game against Louisiana.
 
Thomas ranks in the top 15 nationally in QBR (No. 3), point responsibility per game (No. 9), rushing TDs by a quarterback (No. 9), yards per pass attempt (No. 10), passing efficiency (No. 15) and yards per completion (No. 15). With touchdown runs of 54 and 62 yards in the last two games, he is one of only five FBS quarterbacks with two runs of at least 50 yards this season.
 
For the year, Thomas has completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,040 yards with 10 touchdowns and only three interceptions. He's also rushed for 233 yards and six touchdowns, putting him at 254.6 total yards per game.
 
After accounting for 313 total yards and three touchdowns in his first career start, an overtime loss at Penn State, Thomas was named the College Football Performance Award's National Player of the Week by going 14-of-14 passing for 295 yards and three touchdowns through the air at Charlotte. It marked the first time an App State or Sun Belt quarterback had finished a game with at least 10 completions and no incompletions.
 
Thomas has recorded at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown in every game this season.
 
Finalists for the Manning Award will be determined by a selected panel of national media members covering college football, as well as each of the Mannings. That list will be released on Thursday, Nov. 29, and the winner is scheduled to be announced following the College Football Playoff National Championship.


Georgia State Men’s Basketball: Schedule Changes and Game Times Announced for 2018-19 Season

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Georgia State Men’s Basketball Announces Schedule Changes and Game Times

 

ATLANTA – With tipoff of the 2018-19 season just a few weeks away, Georgia State announced several date changes and game times on Thursday for the upcoming season. It was also announced that all home games will air on ESPN Plus.

 

The most notable changes will occur in February as back-to-back weekends will move from the traditional Thursday-Saturday to Wednesday-Friday to accommodate television.

 

Georgia State will now travel to face UL Monroe and Louisiana on Feb. 6, and Feb. 8, with the match-up with the Ragin’ Cajuns airing live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. Georgia State and Louisiana have met three times in the Sun Belt Conference tournament in the last five years and have been the top two teams in the league since 2013-14.

 

A week later, the Panthers’ home games with Troy (Feb. 13) and South Alabama (Feb. 15) will be moved to Wednesday-Friday to accommodate a Georgia Southern-Troy game that will air on ESPN2 on Feb. 15.

 

Other Scheduling Notes:

  • 17 of the 18 Sun Belt games will air on the ESPN Family of Networks
  • Georgia State’s road game at Kansas State will air on Fox Sports Kansas City
  • Georgia State’s road game at Alabama will air on SEC Network Plus
  • The Cayman Islands Classic will air on Stadium via their Facebook page

The defending Sun Belt Conference champions finished last year 24-11, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. This year’s squad returns four starters from last year and more than 3,600 career points, 13th-most in the nation.

Georgia State enters the season as the most successful in the state over the last five years. The Panthers have won 110 games since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most of any NCAA Division I program in Georgia.

The Panthers will open the season on Nov. 1, hosting Georgia College in an exhibition game at 7 p.m., in the GSU Sports Arena. The regular season begins on Nov. 6, as Georgia State hosts East Tennessee State, an NCAA Tournament team from two years ago.

In total, Georgia State could play as many as six NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including as many as three-straight in the Cayman Islands Classic in mid-November. Also on the home schedule is renewing a rivalry with Mercer and welcoming former CAA foe UNC Wilmington.

Georgia State will play 14 home contests this winter at the GSU Sports Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.

 

 

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MBB: Men’s Basketball Holds Media Day

Georgia State Basketball: Panthers to Host Special Saturday Scrimmage at GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus

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Oct. 17, 2018
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Georgia State Set for Saturday Scrimmage at GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus

 

ATLANTA — Fans excited for the upcoming basketball season can come see the Georgia State men’s basketball team in action for the first time this year at a special Saturday scrimmage.

Head coach Ron Hunter and the Panthers will host an open scrimmage on the GSU Perimeter Decatur Campus on Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. Hunter’s squad will practice and play for approximately 90 minutes. Parking and admission are free of charge. The address is 3251 Panthersville Road, Decatur, Ga.

The defending Sun Belt Conference champions finished last year 24-11, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in four years. This year’s squad returns four starters from last year and more than 3,600 career points, 13th-most in the nation.

“I’m excited for our fans to get their first glance at our squad,” Hunter said. “We have had a great couple of weeks of practice to get things started. Our guys are focused and excited about the upcoming season.”

Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year D’Marcus Simonds will lead a group offensively that broke a handful of records last year. Simonds, who also earned AP All-America Honorable Mention recognition, set a school-record with 742 points scored while also leading the team in assists and steals.

Senior Devin Mitchell, who earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors knocked down 98 3-pointers, just two shy of R.J. Hunter’s school record of 100, is one of four seniors returning this year. Mitchell is joined by Malik Benlevi, Jeff Thomas and Jordan Tyson. Statistically Mitchell, Benlevi and Thomas are among the top 3-point shooters in school history.

Georgia State enters the season as the most successful in the state over the last five years. The Panthers have won 110 games since the start of the 2013-14 season, the most of any NCAA Division I program in Georgia.

The Panthers will open the season on Nov. 1, hosting Georgia College in an exhibition game at 7 p.m., in the GSU Sports Arena. The regular season begins on Nov. 6, as Georgia State hosts East Tennessee State, an NCAA Tournament team from two years ago.

In total, Georgia State could play as many as six NCAA Tournament teams from last year, including as many as three-straight in the Cayman Islands Classic in mid-November. Also on the home schedule is renewing a rivalry with Mercer and welcoming former CAA foe UNC Wilmington.

Georgia State will play 14 home contests this winter at the GSU Sports Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com/Tix.

 

 

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Texas State Match Notes

All,

 

Below is a link to this week’s match notes for the Texas State volleyball team. The Bobcats are 18-5 overall and 9-0 in Sun Belt play. They are on a 13-match win streak, which is tied for eighth-longest in the nation at the moment. The streak is the longest since 2009 for TXST and tied for fourth-longest in school history.

 

Texas State heads to Alabama this weekend to face South Alabama (6:30 p.m. Oct. 19) and Troy (6:30 p.m. Oct. 20). Both teams are 10-11 overall and 4-4 in the league.

 

Thanks!

 

txstatebobcats.com/sports/2017/8/21/2017-volleyball-match-notes.aspx

 

A-State Men’s Golf Takes Third Place at Quail Valley Intercollegiate

For Immediate Release:  October 16, 2018

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A-State Men’s Golf Takes Third Place at Quail Valley Intercollegiate

 

VERO BEACH, Fla. (10/16/18) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team fired a final-round score of 13-under-par 275 to finish four shots behind tournament champion North Florida at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate at the Quail Valley Golf Club on Tuesday.

 

The Red Wolves tied for the lowest round of the tournament with North Florida, which also turned in a 13-under-par performance on the final day of competition. A-State finished the tournament with a three-round total of 838 at 26-under-par. North Florida finished with a score of 834 (-30), while South Florida claimed runner-up honors with an 835 (-29).

 

Individually, Arkansas State had three golfers finish among the top-10 leaders, led by junior Zan Luka Stirn in a tie for third place at nine-under-par (207). Joel Wendin followed in a tie for fifth at eight-under-par (208), while Julien Sale turned in a score of five-under-par (211) to place tied for seventh.

 

“To go into today in third place and have a chance to basically win a shootout was pretty exciting,” A-State head golf coach Mike Hagen said. “This is a really good event with a strong field.  Our guys entered the day knowing they basically had to put up great numbers in a shootout with two other teams, so it was really fun to see them go out there and do just that.”

 

The Red Wolves entered Tuesday’s final round five strokes behind leader South Florida. A-State was led in the final round by Sale’s four-under-par 68, followed by rounds of 69 by Luka Naglic, Stirn and Wendin. Naglic’s round included three birdies and an eagle, while Stirn and Wendin combined for 10 birdies on the final day of competition.

 

Arkansas State finished 22 shots ahead of fourth-place finisher Memphis and was one of just five teams in the 16-team field to finish under-par at the tournament, which included teams such as Memphis, Michigan State, Maryland, Notre Dame, ULM, Little Rock, Texas State and Nebraska.

 

A-State returns to competition Oct. 22-23 to take part in the Little Rock Intercollegiate.

 

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3—Total)

3, Arkansas State (279-284-275—838)

T3, Zan Luka Stirn (69-69-69—207)

T5, Joel Wendin (71-68-69—208)

T7, Julien Sale (68-75-68—211)

T31, Luka Naglic (71-76-69—216)

T37, Matthew Cole (71-72-75—218)

 


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Georgia State Golf: Panthers Finish Third at Autotrader Collegiate Classic

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October 16, 2018

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Georgia State Finishes Third at Eighth Annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic

DULUTH, Ga. – Led by three rounds of 70, the Georgia State men’s golf team shot a final round 6-under 282 to finish in third place at the eighth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club on Tuesday.

The Panthers finished a fall-season best 16-under par to also earn their best finish of the first half of the year.

Senior Severin Soller, who was competing as an individual for the Panthers finished tied for fourth at 9-under par following a final round 69.

Senior James Kyles and freshman David Li led those among the starting five as each tied for 14th at 6-under par. The duo each shot rounds of 2-under par 70 in the final round leading a charge on the back nine for the Panthers.

Georgia State got off to a bit of a rough start Tuesday morning, falling to as low as eighth place and standing at 6-over par for the day. However, the Panthers made 18 birdies over the final nine holes to rebound and climb back to third-place.

“I’m really proud of the way our guys finished the final tournament of the fall season,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “Overall we had a rocky fall and could easily have thrown in the towel after our opening nine holes today. However, they never quit grinding and now we have some really good momentum heading into the spring season as we look to win another conference championship.”

Defending champion Georgia Southern won its third Autotrader Collegiate Classic finishing at 35-under par for a one-stroke win over UNC Greensboro as the Spartans finished at 34-under par. Georgia State finished in third while Samford came in fourth place at 14-under par. James Madison rounded out the top five finishing at 12-under par.

Defending individual champion Steven Fisk shot a final round 69 to finish at 17-under par and claim his second-straight Autotrader Collegiate Classic. UNC Greensboro teammates Jonathan Brightwell and Bryce Hendrix tied for second place at 12-under par. Soller, along with Samford’s Alec Stopperich and Georgia Southern’s Wilson Andress tied for fourth place at 9-under par.

Junior Josh Edgar shot a final round 72 to finish in a tie for 19th at 3-under par, while fellow junior Egill Gunnarsson shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 3-over par and tied for 40th. Freshman Frederick Hedmark rounded out the line-up with a 1-over 73 to tie for 33rd at 2-over par.

Four other Panthers competed as individuals this week. Sophomore Connor McKinnon finished at 2-over par and tied for 33rd following a final round 76. Senior Nick Budd and sophomore Owen Sertl tied for 51st at 5-over par. Budd shot a 73 on Tuesday while Sertl finished with a 76. Senior Nathan Williams rounded out the group with a 73 in the final round to finish tied for 64th at 10-over par.

Georgia State will return to the course in the spring beginning with the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club Feb. 24-26.

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FB: Game Notes for App State-Louisiana

Game notes for Saturday's ESPN+ game between Appalachian State and Arkansas State at 3:30 p.m. in Boone are attached:

FB Notebook: Duck, Offensive Line Receive Midseason Recognition

Oct. 16, 2018

 

Contact: Joey Jones (jonesj7@appstate.edu)

 

Secondary contact: Bret Strelow (strelowb@appstate.edu)


USA Today Names Duck a Midseason All-American

 

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State junior Clifton Duck is among the players recognized on the USA TODAY Sports midseason All-America teams that were released Tuesday.
 
Listed as the second-team returner, Duck ranks No. 4 nationally at 18.1 yards per punt return. He scored a touchdown on a 62-yard return against Gardner-Webb and set up a touchdown with a 52-yard return against South Alabama.
 
Duck has helped App State lead the nation with four special teams touchdowns and rank second with 41.4 punt return yards per game. He is one of just six players from a Group of Five conference to be recognized among the 50 midseason All-Americans. 
 
Also a standout cornerback who was named a preseason second-team All-American at that spot by Street & Smith, Duck has 22 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and two pass breakups in 2018 despite having fewer passes thrown in his direction this season. Since the beginning of 2016, when he made the first of his 31 consecutive starts to date, Duck is tied for the national lead with 11 interceptions.


Offensive Line Makes Moore Award Honor Roll


BOONE, N.C. — The offensive line from Appalachian State has been named to the Joe Moore Award Mid-Season Honor Roll. 
 
This is the fourth year of the award that honors Moore, who is regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in college football history, and App State is one of only two Group of Five teams among the 14 honor roll selections.
 
With offensive tackles Victor Johnson and Chandler Greer, center Noah Hannon and guards Ryan Neuzil, Baer Hunter and Cole Garrison playing the majority of snaps along a line coached by Shawn Clark, the Mountaineers currently rank No. 3 in the country at 6.49 yards per rush, No. 7 in the country at 264.8 rushing yards per game and tied for 13th in the country with only six sacks allowed. Their ball carries are averaging 4.68 yards before contact. 
 
In each of the previous four seasons, App State has ranked in the top 25 in both rushing yards per game and fewest sacks allowed. It was a top-10 rushing team in two of those years and a top-four team in sacks allowed in three of those years.

"They are straining and play with great effort," the committee said. "Run off the ball. Everything is in sync. It is clear they have a physical mind set. Only loss to Happy Valley by 1 score is impressive."
 
The past winners of the Joe Moore Award were Alabama in 2015, Iowa in 2016 and Notre Dame in 2017.


Updating Apps in the NFL


BOONE, N.C. — Ronald Blair enjoyed a standout performance on a primetime stage.

 

His production highlighted Week 6 for App State alums in the NFL. The Mountaineers lead Sun Belt Conference programs with six players on active rosters.

 

A defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, Blair had one sack and four tackles in a 33-30 loss to Green Bay on Monday Night Football. He sacked Aaron Rodgers for a 6-yard loss in the fourth quarter and also recorded a tackle for a 3-yard loss.

 

Blair has 6.5 career sacks in his third year with the 49ers.

 

Elsewhere, Washington Redskins receiver Brian Quick made two catches for 12 yards in a 23-17 victory against the Carolina Panthers, and offensive tackle Kendall Lamm made his third straight start for the Houston Texans as they’ve improved from 0-3 to 3-3 thanks to a 20-13 victory against Buffalo.

 

New York Jets safety Doug Middleton posted one tackle in a 42-34 win against Indianapolis, and head coach Steve Wilks saw the Arizona Cardinals drop to 1-5 with a 27-17 loss to Minnesota.

 

Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin was off over the weekend, Miami Dolphins center Daniel Kilgore is on injured reserve with a torn triceps muscle and offensive guard Colby Gossett remains on Minnesota’s practice squad.


Georgia State Golf: Panthers Fourth at Autotrader Collegiate Classic Following Day One

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October 15, 2018

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Georgia State Fourth at Eighth Annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic

DULUTH, Ga. – With three golfers among the top 20, the Georgia State men’s golf team sits fourth following two rounds of the eighth annual Autotrader Collegiate Classic at Berkeley Hills Country Club. The Panthers shot rounds of 279 and 287 on day one to sit at 10-under par.

The Panthers were led by senior James Kyles and freshman David Li who are tied for 17th at 4-under par. Kyles opened with a 68 before shooting 72 in round two, while Li shot 70 in both rounds.

Defending champion Georgia Southern leads the 12-team field at 29-under par after tying the tournament record with a 15-under 273 in the morning. UNC Greensboro is in second place at 24-under par with Samford in third place at 11-under. The Panthers are in fourth place at 10-under par with James Madison rounding out the top five at 8-under par.

Defending individual champion Steven Fisk of Georgia Southern leads all individuals at 14-under par following back-to-back rounds of 65. Loyola’s Brandon Berry and Samford’s Alec Stopperich are tied for second place at 8-under par. Samford’s Harlan Winn, UNC Greensboro’s Bryce Hendrix, James Madison’s Nacho Montero, and Georgia Southern’s Ben Carr are tied for fourth at 7-under par.

Carr made his first career hole-in-one on the par 3 8th hole in the second round.

“Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the way we played today,” head coach Chad Wilson said. “We have struggled this fall and it was good to see our guys make some birdies and play well. I’m excited for us to finish strong tomorrow and to go into the offseason with some momentum.”

Junior Josh Edgar is tied for 20th at 3-under par following rounds of 70 and 71. Freshman Frederik Hedmark is 1-over par, tied for 36th following rounds of 71 and 74. Junior Egill Gunnarsson rounded out the line-up with rounds of 74 and 75 to sit at 5-over par and tied for 59th.

Five Panthers are also competing as individuals this week. Senior Severin Soller opened with a 71 before an afternoon 67 to stand tied for eighth at 6-under par. Sophomore Connor McKinnon is tied for 26th at 2-under par following rounds of 69 and 73. Sophomore Owen Sertl is tied for 36th at 1-over par after rounds of 73 and 72, while senior Nick Budd is tied for 51st at 4-over par following rounds of 76 and 72. Senior Nathan Williams rounded out the individuals with rounds of 77 and 76 to sit at 9-over par and tied for 68th.

The final round will be played on Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m. off Holes No. 1 and 10. The Panthers will be paired with James Madison and Richmond beginning at 8:25 a.m. off Hole No. 1.

Live scoring of the entire tournament will be available at Golfstat.com.

Following this week’s event, Georgia State will return to the course in the spring beginning with the Tiger Invitational hosted by Auburn at Grand National Golf Club Feb. 24-26.

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| Office: (404) 413-4033 | Cell: (404) 259-9716

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A-State Men’s Golf in Contention for Quail Valley Intercollegiate Title

For Immediate Release:  October 15, 2018

Arkansas State University

Contact:  Jerry Scott (870-972-3405)

 

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*Second round results attached

 

A-State Men’s Golf in Contention for Quail Valley Intercollegiate Title

 

VERO BEACH, Fla. (10/15/18) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team slipped from first to third place in the Quail Valley Intercollegiate standings Monday, but is just five strokes behind leader South Florida after shooting a second-round 284 at the Quail Valley Golf Club.

 

The Red Wolves began play yesterday with a 279, which was its third lowest single-round score of the season and positioned them atop the 16-team field.  A-State now holds a 13-under 563 for both rounds combined, but South Florida and North Florida moved ahead of the Red Wolves in the standings with a 558 and 559, respectively.

 

A-State holds a five-stroke advantage over fourth-place Michigan State, while also leading teams such as Notre Dame, ULM, Memphis, Texas State, Little Rock, Nebraska and Maryland.  Like the Red Wolves, North Florida, Michigan State and Maryland are all receiving votes in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll.

 

Junior Zan Luka Stirn shot a season-best 69 for each of the first two rounds and is currently tied for seventh place to lead Arkansas State with a combined 138.  Joined by senior Joel Wendin, and juniors Julien Sale and Matthew Cole, Stirn is one of four Red Wolves among the top-20 individual leaders.

 

Wendin climbed seven places in the standings to tied for ninth after carding a second-round 68, giving him a combined 139.  His score Monday tied his lowest round of the season.

 

Sale carded a first-round 68 that had him tied for second place, but he tacked seven strokes onto that score for the second round to drop him into a tie for 19th place with a 143 total.  Also tied for 19th, Cole recorded a 71 and 72 for the first and second rounds, respectively.

 

Also competing for the Red Wolves, freshman Luka Naglic is tied for 44th place with a combined 147 (71-76).

 

The Quail Valley Intercollegiate will wrap up tomorrow with the third and final round.

 

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2–Total)

3, Arkansas State (279-284—563)

T7, Zan Luka Stirn (69-69—138)

T9, Joel Wendin (71-68—139)

T19, Julien Sale (68-75—143)

T19, Matthew Cole (71-72—143)

T44, Luka Naglic (71-76—147)

 


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