Apr 22, 2019
BLANCO, Texas -- Texas Lutheran senior Colin Uecker holds the two-round lead at the 2019 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship, and the Bulldogs are in contention for the team title, sitting second, after play Monday at Vaaler Creek Golf Club.
Uecker (Kerrville/Tivy) followed his 1-under 71 in round one Monday morning with a 2-under 70 in the second round Monday afternoon.
With a score of 3-under, Uecker (pronounced EE-ker) has a three-shot lead over Emilio Montalvo of the University of Dallas.
In the team race, Dallas takes a seven-shot lead over TLU into the final 18 holes.
The Crusaders posted a 295 in round one and a 295 in round two for a Monday total of 590.
TLU is second after a 301 and a 296. The Bulldogs' two-round total sits at 597.
Southwestern, the three-time defending champions of the SCAC, is in third place - nine shots behind TLU and 16 shots behind Dallas.
Schreiner (617), Trinity (627), Centenary (650), and Johnson & Wales - Denver (699) round out the conference tournament field.
Uecker birdied No. 10, No. 16, No. 4 and No. 6 and carded only a single bogey (on No. 17). The men started each of their two rounds Monday on No. 10.
In the morning round, Uecker again birdied four holes (No. 12, No. 16, No. 4, and No. 8) and carded a bogey on No. 7 and a double bogey on No. 17.
Uecker is 6-under on the par 5s through two rounds. He is even on the par 3s and 3-over on the par 4s.
TLU freshman Chase Maus (Manor/Manor) posted a 1-over-par 73 in the second round, and junior Nathan Haley (Richmond/Foster) carded a 4-over 76 on the second 18. Haley fired a 73 in the opening round.
Sophomore Matthew McArthur (New Braunfels/New Braunfels) gave TLU a 77 in the second round. Connor Tran (Canyon Lake/home school) improved 12 shots from his first round and posted a 79 in round two.
Maus and Haley sit in a tie for fifth. Maus is 5-under on the par 5s after 36 holes.
McArthur is 21st, and Tran is 29th.
The SCAC Championship concludes Tuesday with a final 18 holes at Vaaler Creek.
SCAC Men's Golf Championship
Vaaler Creek Golf Club - 2019 SCAC Men's Championships Par: 72 Yardage: 6864
Blanco, TX US
Apr 22-23, 2019