The UTSA men’s golf team sits in a tie for 11th place, but are just seven shots out of the top five after two rounds of the UTSA Intercollegiate held Monday at Oak Hills Country The UTSA men’s golf team sits in a tie for 11th place, but are just seven shots out of the top five after two rounds of the UTSA Intercollegiate held Monday at Oak Hills Country Club (6,691 yards / par 71).

    The Roadrunners overcame an opening round of 17-over-par 301 for a 10-over 294 in the second 18 Monday. Their 36-hole total of 595 is tied with Rice for 11th and is just seven strokes behind Illinois State’s 588 for fifth. Baylor leads after two rounds with a 290-283-573, followed by Lamar (576), Louisiana-Monroe (580) and Nebraska (585).

    Individually, junior Matt Johnston is in a tie for 22nd after carding a 74-73-147. Senior John Elizondo is tied for 31st at 75-74-149, while sophomore transfer Thomas Kearner is close behind in a tie for 35th at 76-74-150. Sophomore Nick Olivarri is tied for 67th (83-73-156) and freshman Kyle Collins is tried for 69th (76-81-157).

    Also playing as individuals for UTSA were sophomore Shane Costelloe (T-31 / 73-76-149), junior Kitt Thabungkan (T-47 / 78-74-154); sophomore Sean Burch (T-62 / 79-76-155) and sophomore Philipp Krohn (T-76 / 81-79-160).

    Baylor’s Ryan Baca fired an 11-under 64-67-131 and has a seven shot lead over Matt Miller of Illinois State (68-70-138) in the individual race.

    The third gets underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Admission is free.

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