MEMPHIS, Tenn. (9/18/17) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team completed the Memphis Intercollegiate’s opening two rounds in sixth place among 13 teams after shooting a combined 586 Monday at the Colonial Country Club.

The Red Wolves shot a first-round 299 that put them in eighth place, but improved their score by 12 strokes the following round to climb two places in the standings.  A-State trails fifth-place Georgetown by just two strokes and is within five strokes of third-place Memphis.  Little Rock and Middle Tennessee both shot a combined 577 to end the day tied atop the leaderboard.

Arkansas State had four players complete the opening two rounds among the top-25 individual leaders, including Tanner Napier in a tie for 14th place.  The senior shot an even-par 72 for each of the first two rounds, giving him a 144 total.

Competing as an individual, senior Kevin Kramarski is tied for 18th place after posting a 146.  His combined score included a 75 and 71 for the first and second rounds, respectively.

Junior Jakub Bares and junior Trent Jones each recorded a 148 to place them tied for 24th.  Bares carded an opening-round 75 and followed with a 73, while Jones recorded the same exact scores in reverse order.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, junior Joel Wendin is tied for 38th place with a 151 (79-72) and sophomore Zan Luka Stirn is tied for 51st place with a 153 (83-70).  Stirn’s 2-under 70 was the lowest single-round score of the day by an A-State player.

The tournament’s third-and-final round will be played Tuesday.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2—Total)

6, Arkansas State (299-287—586)

T14, Tanner Napier (72-72—144)

T18, Kevin Kramarski (75-71—146)

T24, Jakub Bares (75-73—148)

T24, Trent Jones (73-75—148)

T38, Joel Wendin (79-72—151)

T51, Zan Luka Stirn (83-70—153)