MUSCLE SCHOALS, Ala. —
Freshman Ross Davis was one of eight golfers to post a score under par Tuesday as the Ragin’ Cajuns golf team moved into seventh at the 2013 Sun Belt Golf Championship at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s The Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
“I’m very happy and proud of Ross to shoot his career low round with the pressure of playing at the Sun Belt Championship,” head coach Theo Sliman said. “As for the team, we aren’t quite getting the spark from our upperclassmen that we have had this semester. No question that the guys are trying. I am proud of their efforts despite the scores, but we aren’t going to do well as a team if the guys at the top aren’t carrying us. Hopefully the weather holds off tomorrow and we can get the final round in and make a move into the top half of the leaderboard.”
Georgia State carded a team score of two-under par to leap in front of No.38 North Texas and No.49 South Alabama. The Panthers lead the field with a 36-hole score of five-over (581).
The Mean Green sit just one stroke back of GSU at six-over (582), while the Jaguars (+8, 584), Middle Tennessee (+9, 585) and UALR (+11. 587) round out the top five teams after day two.
Louisiana jumped Arkansas State for the seventh spot after firing a score of six-over on the day to tally a two-round score of 21-over (597).
Rodolfo Cazaubon of North Texas moved into the top spot on the individual leaderboard after posting a round of four-under (68) to improve his score to four-under (140) for the tournament. Middle Tennessee’s Lucas Armstrong remains in second just one shot off of the lead (-3, 141).
Davis had four birdies on the back nine to card his career-best round of 71 to finish the day in a tie for 16th place at four-over (148) after staring the day in a tie for 35th.
“Ross has really come on strong here at the end of the spring,” Sliman stated. “After shooting a 77 yesterday, Ross spent a lot of time on the driving range working on his swing and it really paid off today.”
Senior Brandt Garon dropped one spot into a tie for 20th at five-over par (149) after shooting two-over, while Yohann Vora is in a tie for 29th at seven-over (151).
Ethan Savoy rounded out the scoring for the Ragin’ Cajuns on Tuesday with a score of two-over to end the day in 41st place at 11-over (155).
The Cajuns are slated to tee off at 8:10 a.m. tomorrow starting on hole 10 of the Fighting Joe course. Louisiana is paired with Western Kentucky and Arkansas State for the final round.
Live scoring for the tournament can be found on GolfStat.com. For updates and info follow the team on twitter @CajunGolf.