Tigers Still Tied for 18th After Two Rounds

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Tigers Still Tied for 18th After Two Rounds

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The 27th-ranked LSU men’s golf team shot a 12-over par 292 on Friday in round two of the 2004 NCAA Division 1 East Regional to enter the third and final round tied for 18th place at 36-over par 596 at the Course at Yale.

The Tigers, playing in their first NCAA regional since 2002, improved by 12 strokes from their initial round, and enter the final round of play just eight shots out of 10th place, which is the cutoff point to make the NCAA Championships.

Junior Jeff Riemann led the Tigers on Friday by shooting a 1-over 71. Riemann, who shot a 8-over 78 in Thursday’s first round, is tied for 60th place. Junior Heath West is tied with Riemann for 60th place after shooting a 5-over 75. Andrew Lanahan shot a 3-over 73 and is tied for 69th place. True freshman Garrett Runion is tied for 73rd after shooting a 3-over 73. Senior Garrett Prather is tied for 81st place after he posted a 7-over 77 on Friday.

“We are within striking distance heading into tomorrow so I have to feel good about that,” said LSU head coach Greg Jones. “We played a little bit better but there is still room for improvement, and I know my guys are capable of that.”

Penn State shot a 5-over 285 on Friday and is the leader heading into Saturday’s final round at 15-over 575. Top-ranked Florida is a mere one stroke behind at 16-over 576, while North Carolina is holding third at 17-over 577. Second-ranked and defending national champion Clemson and Georgia Tech are deadlocked in fourth place at 19-over 579.

Wake Forest’s Bill Haas leads all individuals at 3-under par 137 while Florida’s Camilo Villegas is just one stroke back at 2-under 138.

The final round will begin at 7:12 a.m. EST as the leaders tee off. LSU is paired with UAB and Maryland and will tee off beginning at 11:51 a.m.

TEAM SCORES (Par 560)
1. Penn State 290-285 — 575 +15; 2. Florida 286-290 — 576 +16; 3. North Carolina 294-283 — 577; t4. Clemson 288-291 — 579 +19; t4. Georgia Tech 291-288 — 579 +19; t6. Auburn 294-286 — 580 +20; t6. Georgia 287-293 — 580 +20; 8. Rhode Island 292-289 — 581 +21; 9. Wake Forest 296-288 — 584 +24; t10. Jacksonville State 306-282 — 588 +28; t10. Georgia State 288-300 — 588 +28; t12. Tennessee 297-292 — 589 +29; t12. Duke 294-295 — 589 +29; t12. North Carolina State 299-290 — 589 +29; 15. Vanderbilt 299-291 — 590 +30; 16. South Carolina 299-293 — 592 +32; 17. Georgia Southern 302-292 — 596 +36; t18. Augusta State 304-292 — 596 +36; t18. LSU 304-292 — 596 +36; 20. UAB 294-303 — 597 +37; 21. Maryland 306-298 — 604 +44; 22. Binghamton 312-297 — 609 +49; 23. Towson 310-300 — 610 +50; 24. Georgetown 304-307 — 611 +51; 25. Yale 311-302 — 613 +53; 26. Army 310-304 — 614 +54; 27. Long Island-Brooklyn 321-313 — 634 +74

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS (Par 140)
1. Bill Haas, Wake Forest, 67-70 — 137 –3; 2. Camilo Villegas, Florida, 68-70 — 138 –2; 3. Kenneth Fahey, Rhode Island, 67-72 — 139 –1; t4. Dustin Bray, North Carolina, 75-66 — 141 +1; t4. Jonathan Dismuke, Auburn, 72-69 — 141 +1; t4. Stuart Moore, Auburn, 70-71 — 141 +1; t4. Ryan Thomas, UAB, 70-71 — 141 +1

LSU SCORES
T60. Jeff Riemann 78-71 — 149 +9
T60. Heath West 74-75 — 149 +9
T69. Andrew Lanahan 77-73 — 150 +10
T73. Garrett Runion 78-73 — 151 +11
T81. Garrett Prather 75-77 — 152 +12